Switchin' Flies

I never took a class in economics. Therefore, I can easily claim expertise. It seems to me that instead of arguing whether our economy needs to increase demand (sneakier advertising) or increase supply (cheaper prices), we need to start thinking about what else besides "stuff" people might want to spend money on in order to create jobs. I think we've been a capitalist country long enough to at least begin to wonder if maybe "he-who-has-the-biggest-pile-of-stuff-wins" is not working. We are starting to call people "hoarders" and consider them mental cases when we discover their overstuffed houses. We call that stuff clutter or even junk. Knick knacks collect dust and spiders, feel claustrophobic, and basically look dumb. Compulsive shoppers are now considered shopaholics who need intervention.
 
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