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Adbusters War Against Too Much of Everything NYTimes com


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“As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted,” Americans just go shopping, Adbusters says on its Web site. Overconsumption is destroying us, yet shopping is “our solace, our sedative: consumerism is the opiate of the masses.”

“We’ve got to break the habit,” Mr. Lasn said in a telephone interview. “It will be a shock, but we’ve got to shift to a new paradigm. Otherwise, I’m afraid will be facing a new Dark Age.”

If we give up consumerism, we give up the driving economic force in America.

America continues its recession for many more years, possibly causing global depression.

How is that better than consumerism?

Sorry AdBusters but you're too radical. Find a more moderate approach please.

And what is the footprint of an iTunes store purchase?  Perhaps he would suggest we crawl back in our caves and go full Luddite as well?

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