The American dream has a dark side, and the pursuit of wealth and possessions might actually be undermining our well-being
Our Consumption Model Is Broken. Here’s How To Build A New One.
Ali El Idrissi
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The Grandiose American Dream has a dark side. In its original conception the ‘dream’ was of a nation where the basic requirements of all citizens were met. Back in those days Americans were more often referred to (in media and in polls, for example) as “citizens”; now we participate more as consumers, even “voting” with our dollars. How does this make sense?