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Economic meltdown

Le | 2008-09-16 | Kita

Ne ne, aš čia ne apie savo finansus, manieji visada gilioj krizėj. Užtai pastaruoju metu visi pagaliau įsitikino, kad global economic slowdown jau čia, o vakarykštis black Monday tai tik patvirtina. Nors nesu ultra cool ekonomistas, bet net aš suprantu, kad ketvirto pagal dydi investicinio banko Lehman Brothers bankrotas nieko gero nežada.
Na, anyway, ką gi visu tuo noriu pasakyti? Skaitinėjau BBC straipsnį pavadinimu “Credit crunch future predictions” ir, kad neturėdama kompetencijos neimčiau ir nenusišnekėčiau, cituoju tiesiog neišpasakytai teisingą Benjamin'o Barber'o mintį, kurią, mano nuomone, turėtų išgirsti ne tik lietuviai, laisvalaikį leidžiantys prekybos centruose, bet ir mūsiškiai politikai:


The current crisis in consumer capitalism - which has precipitated a mortgage crisis, a housing crisis, a spending crisis and a savings crisis in the United States and the West - has many causes. But consumers themselves bear major responsibility for these multiple crises.
Irresponsible spending on goods which consumers do not need and/or can not afford - from houses to iPhones, from gas-guzzling SUVs to bottled water - have created a spendthrift economy that has decimated savings, turned the US into a debtor nation, and allowed capitalism to become dependent on unsustainable consumer spending.
Responding uncritically to the new “ethos of infantilization” that turns adult shoppers into impetuous and grasping teens crying “I want, I want!” and turns children into unaccountable shoppers, consumers are shopping themselves and their societies into bankruptcy. Where once capitalism produced goods to meet real human needs, today it manufactures needs to sell all the goods it produces. With billions spent on marketing, consumers are easy marks. “Shopaholics” head for the mall with no goal in mind except to buy something, whatever.
Until consumers once again become prudent adults and reflective citizens who make shopping decisions based on what they really need and can afford, capitalist producers will conveniently insist they are only giving people “what they want”, and continue to run the market economy to the ground.

Net nesiruošiu nieko highlightinti, nes viskas čia kaip pirštu į akį. Einu išsispausdinsiu ir įsiklijuosiu į piniginę.

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Komentarai (2) : “Economic meltdown”

  1. VenusOfAir rašė:

    Labai sudetingi irasai. Taip ir nesuradau ka pakomentuoti… Tik supratau, kad domiesi labai ivairiais dalykais:)

  2. sigurdas rašė:

    Kas čia sudėtngo… The point is: vartokime mažiau. Bei auginkime savo salotas patys. :)

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