Friday, June 14, 2013

But Television is more important than Food

Read this piece by Orwell referenced in Poor Economics. How true. :-/

"Instead of raging against their destiny, they have made things tolerable by reducing their standards. But they don't necessarily reduce their standards by cutting out luxuries and concentrating on necessities; more often its is the other way round- the more natural way, if you think of it- hence the fact that in a decade of unparalleled depression, the consumption of all cheap luxuries have increased."

See: Though written at the time of depression, this thought process underlines the mentality of poor people till today. 'They' above refer to the poor people.


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