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Lawmakers in France pass bill proposing a ban on Black Friday

Lawmakers in France pass bill proposing a ban on Black Friday

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  1. Gotta love the French. Wish they’d do same in UK

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://globalnews.ca/news/6229904/france-ban-black-friday/) reduced by 64%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Dozens of French activists blocked an Amazon warehouse south of Paris in a Black Friday-inspired protest, amid increased opposition to the post-Thanksgiving sales phenomenon that has seen a group of French lawmakers push to ban it altogether.

    > Some French lawmakers want to ban Black Friday, which has morphed into a global phenomenon even though it stems from a specifically U.S. holiday: Thanksgiving Thursday.

    > A French legislative committee passed an amendment Monday that proposes prohibiting Black Friday since it causes "Resource waste" and "Over-consumption.”

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  3. What’s with this obnoxious yearning to regulate everything people do? How about you let them make decisions for themselves. Those that want to participate can and those that don’t want to can do something else with their time. Really not that complicated.

  4. Heck I wish the US would ban Black Friday as it interferes with the reason the US government created the holiday, by forcing people to work on it.

    Same with Labor Day sales it should be a mandated day for stores to close.

  5. Time to trademark black saturday

  6. Shit if I work on the holidays I make 50 an hour, I’m down for that. they haven’t let me work holidays in a while though.

  7. Because that is France’s most pressing issue.

  8. les français sont vraiment les meilleurs

  9. I think the French are mad because they have to work. They’re used to having tons of days off already. Free healthcare tons of days off work and they still complain

  10. Should push the bill to ban discounts and sales altogether

  11. Silly plebs! Goods are for *rich* people.

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