Sunday, May 01, 2005

Consumerism Quotes

  It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.  Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied... but written off as trash.  The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.  ~John Berger Racial injustice, war, urban blight, and environmental rape have a common denominator in our exploitative economic system.  ~Channing E. Phillips, speech, Washington, D.C., 22 April 1970 To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.  ~Elwyn Brooks White I may be a pessimist, but the philosophy of anti-thrift just now coming into being seems to me the greatest danger to the peace of the world.  ~Adriano Tilgher There must be more to life than having everything!  ~Maurice Sendak Mammon, n.:  The god of the world's leading religion.  ~Ambrose Bierce Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need.  ~From the movie Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.  ~Author Unknown Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.  ~Edward Abbey The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.  ~Kin Hubbard The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have - and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.  ~Paul Heyne Forethought and temperance are the virtues which produced thrift, and with thrift the economic progress of society.  And those are the virtues which today are gravely compromised.  ~Adriano TilgherWho covets more, is evermore a slave.  ~Robert Herrick Related Quotations: Advertising,  Debt,  Environment Poverty,  Property,  Simplicity,  Thrift Featured Links: Adbusters Buy Nothing Day Page Information: document.write(LastUpdate())                       &#


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