The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78659 Message #1421606
Posted By: Little Hawk
26-Feb-05 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why do we need poverty?
Subject: RE: BS: Why do we need poverty?
The pot that sells for $200 is not just the sum of the physical materials used in its construction. It is a great deal of intelligent consciousness and experience of the artisan, given visible form. If well done, that is worth a lot of money.
Same as a well made guitar or any other thing that is well made.
The crime of modern mass marketing capitalism is not that things are marketed which are expensive, but that people are manipulated through advertising to place importance on an artificial lifestyle that makes no sense and doesn't even make them happy. They are encouraged to seek happiness where it cannot be found, and they are encouraged to be self-destructive at the same time.