Tag Archives: Consumerism

Danny Schechter : Malls Are Temples of Debt for the ‘Sheeple’

Durban, South Africa’s giant Gateway Mall is a “theater of shopping.” Image from JoeTourist. For the ‘sheeple’:Malls are temples of consumer debt The mall is for the modern economy what the factory was for the old one, until consumption trumped … finish reading Danny Schechter : Malls Are Temples of Debt for the ‘Sheeple’

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Marc Estrin : Mob ‘n Maul

Buddy Christ statue from the movie Dogma.MOB ‘N MAUL By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2010 We seem to be bombarded lately by “random acts of culture” both in the real world (if such a place … finish reading Marc Estrin : Mob ‘n Maul

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James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

Art by Mark Fiore. See link to animation below.Citizens of the earth:Best wishes in bad times By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / December 29, 2009 Pardon me if I use this greeting to sweep away the usual seasonal … finish reading James Retherford : Sweeping Away the Snow

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James Howard Kunstler : Downscaling our Lifestyle

Miniature City by Theo Elsworth / Art Capacity.‘Consumerism’ Is Dead — Can Obama Lead Us to a Downscaled Lifestyle? In the folder marked ‘unsustainable’ you can file most of the artifacts, usufructs, habits, and expectations of recent American life: suburban … finish reading James Howard Kunstler : Downscaling our Lifestyle

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James Howard Kunstler : ‘Economic Recovery’ and a Poverty of Imagination

James Howard Kunstler has a comprehensive and blistering view of the current crusade to stimulate the economy; he thinks it won’t work and that it’s based on obsolete and wrongheaded assumptions. He believes a basic change in attitude is required; … finish reading James Howard Kunstler : ‘Economic Recovery’ and a Poverty of Imagination

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Bill Moyers and Prof. Andrew J. Bacevich on The Limits of Power

Andrew J. Bacevich, retired Army colonel and Boston University professor, is interviewed by Bill Moyers.Former Army colonel Bacevich urges us ‘to take a step back and connect the dots between U.S. foreign policy, consumerism, politics, and militarism’August 15, 2008 See … finish reading Bill Moyers and Prof. Andrew J. Bacevich on The Limits of Power

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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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