Do We have To have So Much Junk?
Don't get me wrong. having nice things is a very pleasant experience. Should we not have to earn them, though. My generation of the 40s are probably the last to have had opportunities at the level we had. Then along came labour and their "we are all the same" except we glorious leaders. So we had to endure decades of dumbing down whilst fueling a consumerism based on "you're worth it". A conundrum. The market philosophy demands we spend, spend, spend, have, have, have. Trouble is the bills and interest payments survive long after the pleasure of the spending spree orgy.
What is happening throughout Europe and the USA is simply, as that slap head said, "there's no money left". We need to get used to cutting our cloth again. My generation did and do. Now I wonder if our good fortune is related to those old disciplines or were we just lucky to be born when we were?