3 02 2010
comeback to value
Right now I’m reading a double economic doozy, Raj Patel’s “The Value of Nothing” and David Walker’s “Comeback America.” For all our pomp, wealth and ego we’ve allowed our leaders to guide us into an economic minefield…and they don’t have a map or the brains to get us out.
The economy that’s been cultivated by the financial wizards isn’t one of long-term sustainability.
1. It’s exhausting the common American Consumer on the “hedonistic treadmill”
2. Growth is measured purely by GDP and not by the incomes of working people.
We need to reassess real value to our commodities and stop allowing elected officials to enable the folks who’s best interest is served by addictive, unquestioned, over-consumption to dictate market trends and by proxy, our lives.