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Richard Heinberg – The Brief, Tragic Reign Of Consumerism – And The Birth Of A Happy Alternative – 27 July 2013

common-dreamsYou and I consume; we are consumers. The global economy is set up to enable us to do what we innately want to do—buy, use, discard, and buy some more. If we do our job well, the economy thrives; if for some reason we fail at our task, the economy falters. The model of economic existence just described is reinforced in the business pages of every newspaper, and in the daily reportage of nearly every broadcast and web-based financial news service, and it has a familiar name: consumerism. Continue reading