Sunday, June 17, 2012

What We Own Controls Us

Max Weber
"Material goods have gained an increasing an inexorable power over the lives of men as at no previous period of history." - Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, 2002 translation by Peter Baehr and Gordon C. Wells, Penguin Books.

"...we are locked into a situation in which we can never stop yearning for new and better things because we are always comparing ourselves with others who have more than we do." - Arthur Asa Berger, (2009), What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture, Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.

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