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In praise of car boot sales

By Brian Eno  

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My daughters, currently morphing into very gentle eco-warriors, resist buying anything which might tax the earth’s resources any more than necessary. They make an exception, however, for car boot sales. To them these represent a new way of redirecting the consumerist urge away from resource-usage and into enthusiastic recycling: instead of throwing away old and buying new, we rebuy old. It’s a virtuous circle: the sellers make a few honest bob from clearing out their junk,…

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