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THE CONDUNDRUM OF CONSUMPTION
middle class= international vision of good life... but contribute to world problems
the worlds average income...
... about $5000, below US poverty line
environmental destruction results when...
... people ahve either too little or too much
sustaining the environment that sustains humanity will require...
... that we change our values
2) CONSUMER SOCIETY, three broad ecological classes:
1)consumers
2)middle income
3)poor
consumer society in US born in the 20's when brand names...
... became household words when packaged, processed food go widespread, and automobile is center of american culture
rise of consumer society has been effective in harming the environment, but not...
... with a fulfilling life
3) THE DUBIOUS REWARDS OF CONSUMPTION

these two groups tend to be less happy...
... top income and bottom group
needs are...
... socially defined
the determinates of happiness are satisfaction with...
- family life (marriage)
-work
-leisure to develop talents & friendships
present generation is...(2)
... is flush with cash and pressed for time
-men and WOMEN leave the household
ideal household in consumer economy is where people do...
... little for themselves
Consumer class...
(population): 20%
- high fat diet
Middle class...
(pop %) 60%
-(diet) grains and water
abject poor...
-(pop%)20%
- homeless, make their own home
- travel by foot