Economics, consumption and well-being

“… there is no doubt that consumption is statistically the key driver for the Western economies.”

In surfing the internet I found this comment here.

Consumption is also something of a motherhood issue.  But if one reads anthropology one realizes consumption does not have to be so important.

Yes, we need material things for our survival and enjoyment of life and some of us have a need to make things.  However, we don’t need to overdo it.

We might be better of if we could organize our economy so that our well-being, both individually and collectively, were not dependent upon the manufacture and purchase of lots of material things.

There are lots of other things we could be doing most of which would give us more satisfaction.

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