Is Black Friday a corporate social responsibility issue?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459

Is Black Friday a Corporate Social Responsibiity issue? I wonder how long it will before our police forces charge for their presence in the same way they charge UK football clubs to cope with hooliganism.

Raises some interesting questions about the impact of tapping into materialistic drives and the manipulation of festive occasions to exploit rampant consumerism based on a sense of scarcity (cf Cialdini)

The idea that a spiritual festive period originally conceived to mark the return of light to the world (cf Mithras) is being turned into a base feeding frenzy is ironic.

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