Regular Bag of the Month

buy more shit

“The people of the United States are in a sense becoming a nation on a tiger.  They must learn to consume more and more or, they are warned, their magnificent economic machine may turn and devour them.” — Vance Packard, The Waste Makers (1960)

Please Login to comment
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
mike3 Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
mike3
Guest
mike3

So maybe then what we should do is quit consuming and take our chances. Since if we continue, the ensuing destruction of the planet will make getting “devoured” by the economic machine turning on us seem like a minor annoyance. Remember, without a healthy-enough planet, there can be NO economy of any sort whatsoever. There cannot even be any survival.