Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Is the consumer economy dead?
Is the consumer economy dead? Americans are saving and paying down debt. Perhaps we can turn from an economy where we consume to one in which we make. When we cook for ourselves, make the things we need, fix things ourselves and make them last, and begin raising our own food, we are not in the economy, nor do we suffer. In fact, we may actually feel better as a result. Neurohormones that lead to feelings of joy are increased by these simple activities. For those of you that may find pleasure in shopping and are reluctant to quit, just think of making as shopping on steroids. It is a novel idea that takes us out of the corporate economy and leads to greater personal security. Hands-on!