Comment 69824

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted September 18, 2011 at 17:33:26

(Slips on his Mr. Contrarian hat...)

I'm re-reading 'A Consumers' Republic' by Lizbeth Cohen. ) This book alone would make for a great RTH salon series. It explains how we got here. ('consumerism' isn't something that's been around forever in the form we know it today)

But even putting that aside, I'm very curious whether those who see Wal-Mart (and their like; it's not as if they're alone out there in doing what they do) in the light they do would be willing to take a good look at the general path to this state got this way, and moreover, how willing most would be to have the kind of society that not having the Wal-Marts, et al would mean.

In other words, we've all been complicit in this from the start...even if we're talking about your parents, your grand-parents...and your great-grand-parents.

(By the way, I'm not dissin' Lawrence; he's on the Town Halls Hamilton steering committee and we need his passion and dedication. So I offer what I offer advisedly.)

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-09-18 17:34:03

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