This is a strange, rather perverse story. Just to put it in very simple terms, it’s a story about us, people, being persuaded to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to create impressions that won’t last on people we don’t care about.

Tim Jackson, with an economic reality check.

My quote of the day from this TED talk urging us to re-examine the economic system that we have created, one that he says locks economic structure with social logic, and whether it can meet the challenges of the future.

Ramkumar Shankareconomy, TED, society