Friday, September 11, 2009

Yes. Yes. A thousand times, Yes.

Sluggish consumer spending: Not a problem, but an opportunity.

Let's build a society where consumer goods are not the be-all and the end-all, but rather tools to enrich our relationships with one another or tools to our enjoyment of our own minds and bodies.

Thank you, RevMary...

And an acknowledgment:

1) It's easy for a white, middle-class, middle-aged guy, who's basically got all he and his family needs need and now just has to pay for it, to embrace scaling back.

2) For the entire society to embrace this ethic will be deeply, deeply challenging.

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