Friday, June 16, 2006

An article of note

Buy now pay later!
I recently read a great article in the Good Weekend magazine 10/11 June 2006. (It is a supplementary liftout from the Weekend Sydney Morning Herrald and the Age newspapers). It was titled 'Buy now pay later' written by Fenella Souter.
This article makes a very critical comment on the nature of western society at the moment and how consumerism has taken over our lives in such a way that we are complient to it's demands regardless of the cost to our future existance. It speaks of the outragous waste of food and over production of unnecisary goods that we take for granted while others starve. Most importantly it points out the huge strain that our consumerism is puting on the earths resources and the environmental crisis that is looming as a result of our indulgence.
There is strong criticism of the economists viewpoint that the earth will never run out of resources so long as the market is healthy and the author likens us to the brainwashed characters in the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate.
This story won't make you smile or help you find ways to improve the financial returns on your shares but it may help you if you wish to wake from your Orwellian slumber!

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