Family For Sale on Ebay

By Ben Cohen

Sadly, a Texas man wants to sell his family to an advertiser on ebay. The idea is to contract his family out to a brand for a year where they promote the product/brand in everything they do (wearing T-shirts, putting ads on their cars etc) in return for at least $50,000. With others selling their virginity and exclusive rights to their wedding and death, the trend towards commercialism in every part of our lives seems irreversible. I can understand people’s need to make money, but where do we draw the line when it comes to dignity? Apparently, the line is further away than ever.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.