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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #39)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:48 PM

45. Backatcha,

I suspect you might appreciate this quote from Marshall Sahlins (Stone Age Economics):

The market-industrial system institutes scarcity, in a manner completely unparalleled and to a degree nowhere else approximated. Where production and distribution are arranged through the behavior of prices, and all livelihoods depend on getting and spending, insufficiency of material means becomes the explicit, calculable starting point of all economic activity. ... Consumption is a double tragedy: what begins in inadequacy will end in deprivation.

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