Category: consumerism

Are you an Investor or a Consumer?

July 28, 2014 | 10 comments

Consumers use up resources. Investors take actions that multiply their resources. Which are you? The question grabbed my attention when I read an editorial by Rich Karlgaard in the June issue of Forbes magazine, where Rich pointed out in a

Black Friday

November 25, 2011 | 3 comments

It’s Black Friday in the United States!  Sounds ominous. But the word “Black” actually refers to the bottom line of retail stores, the day their business is supposed to start registering a profit for the year from the hordes of

Is there something better than consumerism?

January 12, 2010 | 2 comments

Here’s an interesting article written by Amitai Etzioni for The New Republic and reprinted in Utne Reader, on the subject of society getting too weighed down in consumerism. One might not agree with all his conclusions, but he does a