Bill Shein turns serious to consider possible outcome of the current panic. A nugget:
Most importantly, we must develop an economic model that doesn’t rely for its success on a fire hose of advertising that tells us we’re too fat, too poorly dressed, too ordinary, not having enough sex, not living glamorous-enough lives, not rich enough, not young enough, not driving the right car or using the right cell phone or living in a big house filled to capacity with gadgets and toys and fancy things.
Because if we are honest, we’ll see that modern consumer capitalism has become a cruel, manipulative, soul-destroying system that commits psychic violence on each of us – most notably our children – by nurturing self-doubt and mental confusion and unnecessary anxiety and regret. All in the name of “moving product.”