The above is an excerpt from an article called "The Betrayal of The Commons" by Richard Thieme.
A "news anchor" said the other day, speaking of the sinking economy, it has gotten so bad that "people are only buying what they need."
Let that sink in. It is so bad that people are only buying what they need.
The world that collapsed was built on people buying things they didn't need. Then throwing them away and buying more.
That delusion is shredded into tatters and blows away in the wind ... this is a moment of clarity, in which like any recovering addict we can see that such a world was insane.
Friday, December 19, 2008
What we need, what we don't need
It would really be a good idea to ponder the following, I think: