Do the right thing: Don't work on Thanksgiving

With paychecks being squeezed by everything from gas prices to $4 a cup coffee, the discounts offered by chains like Wal Mart and Costco are tough to pass up. But are there hidden costs to us, the humble consumer?

This final note in which a small slice of corporate America strikes a blow for mom, apple pie, and the sanctity of a day off on Thanksgiving Day.

I read in the Huffington Post that Costco, Nordstrom and BJ's Wholesale Club are going to do the right thing and be closed, refusing to give in to the Black Friday shopping insanity that has Walmart, Target and others actually being open Thanksgiving Day.

Of course, Lizzie O'Leary's going to be the host of Marketplace on the holiday, not Kai Ryssdal.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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