Each time less people using cars, less people buying a lot, each time more people trading clothes, donating, buying old things, sharing goods, sharing cars, apartments, offices.
There is something extraordinary happening in the world
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This sounds great, and some of it is. But much of it arises because people are unemployed or have low wages, and the choice to under-consume is an involuntary survival tactic. The “moral” movement to shed belongings and DIY instead of hiring professionals is one of the causes of accelerated job loss in fields like design, art, even law, when, increasingly, people take pride in paying little or nothing for services that used to allow a professional career and middle class existence.

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