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you don’t have to feel it

Have you ever wondered why nonprofits and fair trade organizations insist on including images of starving children, decimated village landscapes, and communities in tattered clothing in their promotions? It’s because they know that people make decisions with their feelings. The … Continue reading

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the opiate of the masses

I just began reading Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion (Carrette and King), an academic book that suggests that neoliberalism and its free market bent have co-opted spiritual symbols and rhetoric to increase profits. I completely agree. I worked for … Continue reading

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real solutions: part 1, stop buying stuff

This post begins a miniseries on consumer alternatives. The first option: Don’t buy so much stuff! Humans are consumers, but we need to be aware that we are not limited or predestined to be  identified solely as consumers. So often, we … Continue reading

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