CT253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Consumerism, Glaucon, Antis

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It was written before obama care, and the americans needed to pay more for health care than the canadians. Different people value different things - the idea some kind intrinsic good. Chapter starts with we shop and shop and we are supposed to be happier with the cost of environmental degradation, but we are not happier. Abusters - a (cid:373)agazi(cid:374)e said, just do(cid:374)"t (cid:271)u(cid:455) a(cid:374)(cid:455)thi(cid:374)g. no(cid:449) (cid:272)o(cid:373)es the pro(cid:271)le(cid:373) of ad(cid:448)ertisi(cid:374)g. the poi(cid:374)t is that people did(cid:374)"t k(cid:374)o(cid:449) the(cid:455) (cid:374)eeded it u(cid:374)til the ad(cid:448)ertise(cid:373)e(cid:374)t ad(cid:448)ertised it. Bu(cid:455)i(cid:374)g stuff does(cid:374)"t i(cid:373)pro(cid:448)e (cid:455)our happi(cid:374)ess i(cid:374) ps(cid:455)(cid:272)holog(cid:455) stud(cid:455) Human greed is insatiable, you always want more and more. It would solve all problems if we just had abundance. Karl marx - suggested that if people just contribute then there would be no scarcity b/c there would always be someone there if we had resources shortage.

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