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The high price of materialism

The high price of materialism

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. More at: www.newdream.org

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glortman glortman (3169 days ago)
I like it, but I just wonder why that one person was covering up the word "LOLA" at 3:24. What was THAT all about?
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I like it, but I just wonder why that one person was covering up the word "LOLA" at 3:24. What was THAT all about?
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Guest: Uncle B (3165 days ago)
American Dream fades further from reach than ever before. all small Asian cars now, still beyond the American armpits reach. Diet unhealthy, drugs abound, booze common place now, we seek porn over romance, sex over love, desert the "Family" notion, and we die out as a nation. Corporatism has reached its peak, the wealth of the nation transferred to a very few at the top, and nothing "trickles down". We are reduced from working, union card carrying, property owning, "proletariat" first to "precariat" ( you Google, your education not mine ) then further, fully "disenfranchised". Royalty exists in our 'classless" nation, even Uber Rich travel the world while we scrape pennies from our pockets for gasoline to get to part-time, temporary jobs - Last two decades in America ! Not longer ! Greater sorrows coming! Soon, 300 M Americans face to face with 6000 M from the advancing Pan Eurasian Empire, its alliances, even including Africa, taking down even our spy drones at will, and in one piece? Materialism will end here. Badly.
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American Dream fades further from reach than ever before. all small Asian cars now, still beyond the American armpits reach. Diet unhealthy, drugs abound, booze common place now, we seek porn over romance, sex over love, desert the "Family" notion, and we die out as a nation. Corporatism has reached its peak, the wealth of the nation transferred to a very few at the top, and nothing "trickles down". We are reduced from working, union card carrying, property owning, "proletariat" first to "precariat" ( you Google, your education not mine ) then further, fully "disenfranchised". Royalty exists in our 'classless" nation, even Uber Rich travel the world while we scrape pennies from our pockets for gasoline to get to part-time, temporary jobs - Last two decades in America ! Not longer ! Greater sorrows coming! Soon, 300 M Americans face to face with 6000 M from the advancing Pan Eurasian Empire, its alliances, even including Africa, taking down even our spy drones at will, and in one piece? Materialism will end here. Badly.
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Guest: J (3159 days ago)
Latest comment: Many good points, but many insults to the intelligence as well. Naive notions about how to affect society. This so-called "green" movement (as plainly expressed above) is just a new form of self-righteous materialism. People are free to pursue happiness as they see fit. Replacing one faulty system with another won't work. Intrinsic values? Whose? It sound's like you are pushing your values on others.
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Latest comment: Many good points, but many insults to the intelligence as well. Naive notions about how to affect society. This so-called "green" movement (as plainly expressed above) is just a new form of self-righteous materialism. People are free to pursue happiness as they see fit. Replacing one faulty system with another won't work. Intrinsic values? Whose? It sound's like you are pushing your values on others.
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Guest: (3169 days ago)
wow, that dude can draw fast!
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wow, that dude can draw fast!
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Guest: Justin (3168 days ago)
Pretty sure he was painting over the word "cola", hence the bubbles.
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Pretty sure he was painting over the word "cola", hence the bubbles.
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Guest: (3169 days ago)
Where can I buy this guys drawings?
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Where can I buy this guys drawings?
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