Guest Post: Narcissistic Consumerism And Self-Destruction

Sunday, October 21, 2012
By Paul Martin

by Charles Hugh Smith
ZeroHedge.com
10/21/2012

Health is horribly unprofitable; illness, anxiety and alienation are highly profitable. That is the destructive essence of our sociopathological “engine of growth,” narcissistic consumerism.

Today I want to extend the discussion of a topic that I believe is absolutely central to “why things are falling apart”: our dependence on a peculiarly adolescent narcissistic consumerism for identity, meaning and economic growth.

Understanding the consequences of this pathology is the core of my books, Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation, An Unconventional Guide to Investing in Troubled Times and Resistance, Revolution, Liberation: A Model for Positive Change.

Correspondent/physician Birgit insightfully extends the narcissistic consumerism at the heart of our economy to its self-destructive conclusion: an essentially suicidal cultural antagonism toward any intact ecosystem.

The Rest…HERE

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