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posted by King Minos in Money / Career

Ex- Ad Man: NO Xmas Shopping!

December 22, 2012

“As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted,” Americans just go shopping, Adbusters says on its Web site. Overconsumption is destroying us, yet shopping is “our solace, our sedative: consumerism is the opiate of the masses.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/business/adbusters-war-against-too-muc...

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Problem: Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. economy is dependent on consumer spending. Is it really safe for consumers to boycott consumption? I am remember a former Fed member who went on record urging citizens to "Go out and buy an SUV!"

Don't get me wrong, there is something nice about being told we must go out and spend lot's of money! Perhaps this is why some people choose to run for Congress or the Presidency!

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