2010. “খুচরো পাপ ও mall -ত্যাগ ” Tepantar VIII. (pp.94-130). Kolkata: Sanhati. Revised version of the paper : 2009. “হাটে হাঁড়ি: খুচরো পাপ ও mall -ত্যাগ .” Sen, Ashok ed. Baromas. Vol.31. (pp. 222-29) Kolkata.
Without giving any relative importance to locally controlled (by the syndicate) illegal unorganized retail market (that disrupts government-controlled rationing system) in West Bengal and neo-colonially installed mall culture, this paper tries to show the lacunas of both the mercantile systems. In doing so, (a) the author surveyed structural patterns of both the systems; (b) used local terms to understand the local economy with a goal to eradicate fiat money-sign based economy. The author’s proposals are as follows: green economics of austerity, resource based self-sufficient economy that only encourages socially necessary labor.
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Keywords: Sydicate, phore (middle-person), Conspicuous consumption, Ostentatious Display, null-worker, fiscal auditor vs. economist, money-sign, green economics of austerity, resource based self-sufficient economy, socially necessary labor, Commodity Fetishism, Green Economy