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"There's A Staggering Conspiracy Behind The Rise Of Consumer Culture"

By HEYYOU follow HEYYOU   2020 Feb 13, 11:37am 47 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


"Banker Paul Mazur of Lehman Brothers saw the way forward: "We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man's desires must overshadow his needs."

https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/birth-of-consumer-culture-2013-2

Conclusion: 'There's a sucker born every minute.' & they will go into debt to keep up with their friends & neighbors.

50 years ago I was that stupid ,too!
1   OccasionalCortex   ignore (4)   2020 Feb 13, 11:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I believe that Aldous Huxley attacked this in Brave New World too.

This is why Keynes was wrong about how productivity gains would lead to a shorter workweek for workers.

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