Category Archives: Consumerism

Structural Matters

This time it’s different. People always say that, and they believe it – but most of the time it really isn’t different. Maybe things fell apart with that sweet young thing who was your sweetheart – and this time it’s … Continue reading

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Those Damned Underlying Big Questions

As of late evening, Thursday, February 5, things with saving us from another Great Depression, or something far worse, were not going well:   In an uncertain reach across party lines, Senate moderates struggled for a compromise on economic stimulus … Continue reading

Posted in Benjamin R. Barber, Consumerism, FDR New Deal versus Supply Side Tax Cuts, Globalization, Rejecting Consumerism, Republicans as the Taliban, Rethinking Capitalism, Stimulus Bill Will Fail, Stimulus Plan | 1 Comment