consumer

Enough Is Here

by Joshua on October 16, 2010 · 0 comments

Jeremy over at Make Wealth History just posted a video by Conspiracy of Freedom, a Christian response to consumerism from the Breathe Network. The recent video, Home, questions our fragmentation of community and the importance of local. This let me to their previous video, Enough Is Here that questions growth and the mysteriously forgotten concept […]

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First off let me say that I have had a crazy couple of weeks between holidays and family and then getting my wisdom teeth pulled. As such, I haven’t had much time to read, let alone write, so the blog will be a little slow for the next week or so. But feat not! In […]

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One year ago I started writing out of passion (and some anger). My how things have evolved! This blog has seen 75 posts in the last year, some of them great, some of them alright, some perhaps less so. I have tried my best to write about the issues important to me: a sustainable society, […]

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Buy Nothing Day

by Joshua on November 26, 2009 · 0 comments

The holiday seasons have a strong connection with families, harvests, and merriment through most of human history. However, today’s holidays have been corrupted – turned into marketing spectacles for the merriment of executive paychecks. Holidays in our growth economy are about increasing consumer spending, buying newer and bigger, getting more and more. They are no longer about […]

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Governance and Economy

by Joshua on November 6, 2009 · 0 comments

The fall of the Berlin wall was a monumental event in history. Interestingly enough it acted as the end of a large-scale governance/economic experiment. Here we have two societies, each with similar backgrounds, but each with drastically different views of government and economics. On one side was placed a highly controlled society and on the […]

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At a certain point our society’s leaders realized that in order to continue growing the economy we would have to turn consumers to debt. This is simply the next step in a series of events lead by our growth addiction. You see in order to get bigger the economy needs consumers to consume. However, you […]

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Buy This Magazine Read it – thoroughly – and then pass it on to another. Adbusters has endorsed the steady state economic before, quoting Herman Daly and citing the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy as well – but this is a full, cover-to-cover issue on the growing movement for a new, […]

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Information Deformation

by Joshua on March 30, 2009 · 2 comments

The US has Twice as many shopping centers as high schools A blog that I frequent, Make Wealth History, posted this video and I feel that I must post it as well. We live in a society full of information that produces little knowledge. Why? Because we are inundated with advertisement, spin, and false information. […]

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