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Author Topic:   Replacing Consumerism
nwr
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Message 37 of 89 (643282)
12-05-2011 10:25 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Phat
12-05-2011 4:19 PM


Re: How much is too much?
crashfrog writes:
Ok, houses are larger now than they were before.
Phat writes:
And so are cars.

Strange.

In the 60s, I owned a compact car. It got around 15 miles per gallon. Today, I own a compact car, and it gets almost 40 miles per gallon. And the compact car that I have today sure looks a lot smaller than the compact car that I had in the 60s.

Phat writes:
But again....larger houses would never be built were there no demand for them.

I could go out and buy a house for maybe $200,000 today (assuming that I had the money). And it would be far larger than I need. Alternatively, I could hire an architect a custom builder to make me a house of a size more to my liking. That might cost closer to $1,000,000.

I'm not convinced that consumers have that much control over what is built.


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nwr
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Message 38 of 89 (643285)
12-05-2011 10:32 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by ICANT
12-05-2011 6:26 PM


Re: Where do we Take it from Here?
ICANT writes:
Do you have any debt? If so you spend more than your income.

This is a false inference.

I have debt, but I spend less than my income. That I have debt is a matter of the convenience of using a credit card.


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