Something to ponder before buying anything
Recently, I heard part of a Bill Moyers interview on PBS. I didn't catch the guy's name, but his message really hit home for me. He pointed out that corporations used to determine the wants and needs of consumers and manufactured things to fill those wants and needs. Now corporations focus on marketing techniques to convince consumers that we want and need the things that they produce. I believe that this shift has really impacted all of us and the way we live. It has also put the U.S. economy in a precarious position. 70% of our economy is based on consumer spending and if we only buy things we truly want or need, our economy would suffer.
This may not be a relevant topic for this forum, but I thought some of you might have the same Eureka moment I did.