Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Story of Stuff


"Our enormously productive economy...demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption...we need things consumed up, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate."
-Retailing analyst Victor Lebow, shortly after WWII

I just watched The Story of Stuff (Thanks to Franco who pointed to it on his blog). After you watch it I would be interested to hear some of your first impressions.