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The Gospel of Wealth

September 14, 2010

This article recently featured in an op-ed in the NY Times which is quite high profile for the issue of consumerism. Anyways, here are some things that intrigued…

“In the coming years of slow growth, people are bound to establish new norms and seek noneconomic ways to find meaning.”

and

“The tension between good and plenty, God and mammon, became the central tension in American life, propelling ferocious energies and explaining why the U.S. is at once so religious and so materialist”

but

“Americans will not renounce the moral materialism at the core of their national identity.”

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