[Marxism] Marx and Buddha Agree

Greg McDonald sabocat59 at mac.com
Tue Dec 23 06:59:39 MST 2008


<A consumer economy only works if consumption of goods provides only  
temporary pleasure. That is, if happiness is infinitely deferred, so  
that buyers continue to buy more and more goods and services. By  
definition, the consumer can never be satisfied, at rest or happy.  
Which means she will always feel lacking. The pursuit of this sort of  
happiness creates a vicious circle of growing anxiety and  
dissatisfaction.>

Full: <http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/ 
20081221_The_American_cult_of_consumerism.html>





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