25 September, 2007

Vance Packard: critic of consumerism.

"The fact that free enterprise still remains the most successful method of stimulating economic growth does not mean it requires a reward system that creates and sustains increasingly grotesque accumulations of family wealth. The accumulations are starting to have a negative influence on efficient operation of our economy. They have the potential of being hazardous politically. and in a democratic society they are becoming inexcusable socially."

— Vance Packard, "Ultra Rich: How Much Is Too Much?" (1989)

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