Law For Food: The law affects what you eat. What you buy to eat affects the law.

Materialism and Happiness
14 November 2007, 11:43 pm
Filed under: consumerism, Economics of Eating, Ethics of Eating, Wal-Martization

Not technically food related at all, but I suspect many readers will find interesting this discussion of the inverse relationship between happiness and materialism. Money quote:

Most of us want more income so we can consume more. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of Britain, the United States, continental Europe and Japan.

Yes, it’s probably more complicated than that, but I thought this was an interesting example of the same sort of attitude I attributed to my mother this weekend.


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