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  •  The problem is we live in an artificial world (0+ / 0-)

    and it requires a lot of money to maintain: The house payments, car payments, phone plan, internet bill, cable bill,home owner association dues, etc. So much of your income is pre-spent.
       That's probably why the RWNs resent taxes so much. They feel like they're not making any money as it is.
       A little cooperation - say half a dozen households and one high speed wireless connection and one cable TV connection. Carpool to the grocery store, etc.-would stretch spendable income.
      But the system is set up so that each household is an autonomous spending unit.
      And in a world in which utility is derived from the purchase of goods, most of which are built to be obsolete soon, you need big bucks.
       In fact, though, people could be just as happy with less money, more free time, and fewer gadgets.

    •  artificial world (0+ / 0-)

      I agree with your premises, which I lament. However, it seems the  remedy might be to change the system instead of trying to adapt to the identification of human value with consumption.

      Don't believe eveything you think.

      by boguseconomist on Sun May 12, 2013 at 05:53:22 PM PDT

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