Thank you, Lauren, for a wonderfully articulated, and comfortably unencumbered explanation of the virtues and the detriments of our consumer-based economy. I am not an economist--rather I'm a little ole lady--so I can understand the basic concepts, but would become overwhelmed by the level of detail that a full course in Economics would subject me to. Your piece is worthy of a PDF reprint for my "Stuff I Gotta Know" folder (yes, I DO have one). :) Bless you!

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