I wonder, when did we turn into a hyper-consuming nation? At what point in our history did we move from a production based economy to a consumer/credit based economy? I know it''s been in fast-forward for at least ten years but when did the seed get planted that developed into the giant mall economy?
Remember after September 11, 2001 when we were all told to go shopping. These last few days I have thought about that. What a strange thing to say.
Anyway, I don't know when it started to happen, but I am actively aware that it did because of a talking head on a entertainment program that masquerades as news! You know, I'm busy enough that one would think I wouldn't have so much time on my hands to allow me so many musings.