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The Great American Apparel Diet: A Support Group for People Who Mindlessly Buy Too Many Clothes

TGAAD is a self-help group of mostly women and a few men who have decided to completely stop buying new clothes for a entire year.

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For all these reasons, the Great American Apparel Diet deserves kudos – and more participants. Government economists and retailers may quarrel with the anti-Keynesian effects of reduced consumption during a deep recession. That may be true as far as it goes, but I say it’s time to stop trying to solve our problems through bottomless consumption. It’s a very nasty fantasy.

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