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Response to hunter (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 12, 2016, 08:26 PM

33. Any time there is trade there is a "consumer economy".

What you are objecting to is rooted in the rather clear set of ethics associated with "a culture of consumerism". Those ethics are not universal to the species and have only a very limited relationship to the requirement to provide goods and services bringing heath, comfort and culture to our kind. Your use of the term and the cause and effect relationships you've established around it demonstrates (what I think is) a poor understanding of the human systems you are judging.

I am, by inclination and much formal training, a cultural anthropologist and I recognize abnormal behavior when I see it.

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