No, this is not just a creepy title for a post. Iâ€™m talking about the video that the Grouch made this past year for a sick and anti-consumer track called Mom and Pop Killer.
The premise for the video is quite simple in its purpose and is very much meant to scare you. Itâ€™s hyperbolic, talking about how rampant consumerism and the growth of the mega corporation is killing off small businesses and harming the people behind them.
I was just talking about this same idea the other day, that when you look at a small business thatâ€™s closed for good, that this was likely someoneâ€™s dream and their life savings. This was someoneâ€™s life that is now over.
Itâ€™s a lot to think about, and obviously many donâ€™t agree with the premise. Especially those who feel like the shops that close simply werenâ€™t making the cut, and that the market only rewards the successful stops. But enough of waxing economic on you, check out the video below.