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And the production of goods does not have to be organised like it currently is. It should be possible to find another system of production where demand is managed without having to convince consumers to consume ever more useless junk.

In fact the production of goods CANNOT long continue to be organized as it currently is due to issues of sustainability and we must learn to manage demand so as to minimize resource consumption.  We have to learn to maximize quality instead of quantity, in goods and services as well as in our lives.  The good news and the bad news is that our educational systems and our poopular culture, (a serendipitous typo), need to be transformed accordingly.  Utopia vs. distopia depending on the outcome.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 7th, 2009 at 11:05:20 PM EST
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