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Culture Got a Boo-Boo? : Put a Band-Aid® on It

Health care system black and blue?Cover it up with a Bacon Strip! By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 24, 2010 When was the last time you saw a white band-aid? White — as in the color of … finish reading Culture Got a Boo-Boo? : Put a Band-Aid® on It

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There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

We will no longer be impressed by an organic T-shirt if its cotton was grown by hogging water in an arid and impoverished land, or if its dye puts workers at heightened risk for leukemia. The Age of Eco-AngstBy Daniel … finish reading There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

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Consumerism: Leading the Life of the Peacock

Graphic: Viktor Koen.Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s ListeningBy John Tierney / May 18, 2009 Why does a diploma from Harvard cost $100,000 more than a similar piece of paper from City College? Why might a BMW cost $25,000 … finish reading Consumerism: Leading the Life of the Peacock

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Consumer Culture and an Insane Society

Fundamentalist Consumerism and an Insane SocietyBy Bruce E. Levine / February 2009 At a giant Ikea store in Saudi Arabia in 2004, three people were killed by a stampede of shoppers fighting for one of a limited number of $150 … finish reading Consumer Culture and an Insane Society

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Leaving Las Vegas : Can We Say Goodbye to Catalysmic Consumption and Hedonism?

Lake Mead: Beautiful but shrinking. Photo by Ron Niebrugge / Niebrugge Images.‘Will we finally accept the public policy and lifestyle changes that the real world now requires? Or will “Viva Las Vegas” always be America’s motto?’By David Sirota / December … finish reading Leaving Las Vegas : Can We Say Goodbye to Catalysmic Consumption and Hedonism?

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Roger Baker : Industrial Collapse? Bring it On!

Collapse the Light into Earth by ~EvidencE~‘The best outcome is probably for humans to hit the wall soon and hard.’By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 2, 2008 Is industrial collapse the BEST way out of our current … finish reading Roger Baker : Industrial Collapse? Bring it On!

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Shhhh! Don’t Tell! : The Couple Who Lived in a Mall

Michael Townsend and Adriana Yoto at their secret diggs at Providence Place mall in Providence, R.I. Photo by Stephanie Ewens.After Michael Townsend and Adriana Yoto found their skyline blighted by a colossal mall, they protested it in an unusual way … finish reading Shhhh! Don’t Tell! : The Couple Who Lived in a Mall

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Austin Family Joins War Against Stuff

Like many young couples, Aimee and Jeff Harris spent the first years of their marriage eagerly accumulating stuff: cars, furniture, clothes, appliances, and, after a son, Quinn, 5, and daughter, Nichola, 15 months, came along, toys, toys, toys. Photo by … finish reading Austin Family Joins War Against Stuff

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