Why This Recession, Part 3 Surfeit


Why This Recession (and Those Yet to Come)?

Part III: Surfeit

          In this current recession many middle-class Americans are re-discovering an old truth:  there can be too much of a good thing.  One can have too much house, too many cars and big-screen televisions, too many cell phones, computers, and electronic gadgets; too much food and too much debt—too many consumer goods overall.

          Since the end of World War II, we have grown accustomed to the notion of endless more, but now may have to get used to the idea of enough, just as our pre-war ancestors did. 

To read the full essay, go to the Why This Recession page.

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