Today, at least in Norway, we have too much of everything, and hence we value nothing.
Articles: Consumerism (20)
What do you do if your government is selling off the state’s assets, building a future famine machine and placing explosive nuclear detonators around your homeland?
For this month's theme we'll be exploring, in the run up to Christmas, our relationship with "stuff" from different angles.
Tis the season for gift giving, and if mainstream economists are right, then the best possible gifts are the ones that contribute the most to economic growth.
Apparently, somebody in the retail industry was also worried that protests would cut into their sales.
This year on Black Friday, we’re offering the world an alternative to mayhem at the mall.
The thirst for real democracy is a thirst to be free. It is the spirit that drives us to find our true aspirations within.
We conclude on a hopeful assertion: that real choice does in fact exist for a more bottom-up, evolutionary approach to planning and design, one that offers the basis of a new era of ecological humanism in architecture, at a time when such a reform is desperately needed.
The words “stop buying” barely scratch the surface of what is actually required of us. It is like saying to an alcoholic, “Just stay away from bars”—when he drives by twenty of them on the way home from work each day. No, to challenge the mad machine world …
What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better—better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet? Shouldn’t that be what winning means?