Pic of the day — yesterday

“Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and selling of good into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction in commodities… We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing rate.” Victor Lebow, “Price Competition in 1955”, Journal of Retailing (Spring 1955)…

Long ago, in a galaxy in a factory town far away from New Mexico, I served an apprenticeship to a shoemaker. His slogan was “We can repair anything but a broken heart.”

I left to make more money as a line mechanic in a factory. He was out of business by the 1960s, anyway.

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