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Is the “death of capitalism” also the death of consumerism?

October 15th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

A good article from Rob Horning at popmatters.com

It seems as though nothing was going to make us give up consumerism voluntarily—not global warming, not the recognition of the hedonic treadmill, not the tech crash, not the blight of hipsterism, not the forced nostalgia, not the hypermediation of every aspect of life, not anything. Now that we may have no choice but to abandon consumerism, it feels as though it’s too late—that there is no redemption in a forced choice, only misery.

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