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Don't give me any of that 'till the field crap, just get me some sold products."
But I don't know about the death of consumerism. Perhaps abusive consumerism and debt driven consumerism, but people are going to get hip to buying an OLED TV and heat pump device that knock off a significant portion of their electricity bill.
Jobs are still not going to be where the people are, but mass transit ain't gonna arrive for a lot longer then they can wait for solutions. Cars will be sold, but people will choose more efficient ones and stop buying for status.
All the bulb in the world are in the process of being replaced.
Someone will invent the great ApartmentHydroponicsTM kit and people will have to buy it to get more energy out of their garden than they put in.
Even something like replacing 20.000 soldiers with 20,000 engineers in Afghanistan and 5 hotspots in Africa will create consumers.
On your rubbish point, isn't it something to be in a different culture and watch their personal rubbish habits? But it reminds me of the anti-PC-ness of the right wing argument against climate change. They're all like, Oh man, not that PC stuff about global warming, don't you know that we're just in a natural cyclo-millennial heat cycle? and I'm all like, dude, forget all that...if I were to throw some trash into your yard every day as I walked by, how long until you got upset about it...and how is that different than the amount of gasses that I am tossing into the air as I drive by your place?
Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.
Frank Delaney ~ Ireland
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