Then there is our own culpability: we did it. We killed the weekend. We stuffed it with activities that leave us wasted and unfulfilled, prone to the Sunday-night blues. Weekends that are filled with consumption and diversion aren’t edifying or rejuvenating, yet shopping for pleasure and watching TV are two of the most popular weekend pastimes. The urge to consume triggers the need to work, a trap that the economist Juliet Schor calls the “work-and-spend” cycle.