Nov 18 is America Unchained Day.
The American Independent Business Alliance has designated Nov. 18 to encourage Americans and Canadians to avoid shopping at chain stores entirely, instead choosing to patronize locally owned and independent shops.
The site is informative and free of any hectoring aftertaste.
It's the local government that has the most influence over one's tax base, so avoiding chain shops impacts on the wallet, as well as making one feel better about what Marx called dialectical materialism. Or what George Carlin simply chose to call "their stuff."
Municipal elections on Monday, folks.
It's awfully hard for Waterloo Region to be proud of a 20% voter turnout.