Posts Tagged ‘Materialism’

The cult of growth and manic materialism

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The aspect of modern economic thinking I find most depressing is the lack of any emphasis on play or fun or family and friendships. An economic worldview has evolved that sucks the meaningful marrow out of life. The big question we should be asking is whether our economic system is serving us or are most Read more

Pope travelling in tiny box Kia car stuns Koreans

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

On arriving in Korea, Pope Francis amazed onlookers and a huge television audience by getting into an unassuming, small car. This was in nation where VIPs are rarely seen in anything other than expensive, luxury cars. After his arrival on August 14, the Pope left the airport in a compact black Kia that many South Read more

Label worship… Consumerism rules OK

Friday, May 6th, 2011

In a study of 400 people in the United Kingdom half identified themselves as religious and thought that materialism was wrong.  The survey found that religious consumers frowned upon advertisements for luxury watches that extolled showiness or desirability. However, when shown advertisements for the same watch that focused on durability and quality, religious consumers were more Read more