Superfluity in Capitalism

I will never cease to be amazed by the amount of crap goods out there for sale, as for example, this “mustache comb necklace”:http://store.makoollovesyou.com/products/148-Mustache-Comb-Necklace. In sterling silver. For $120. And that people will actually waste their money and _buy_ these things. We truly live in a luxurious economy where 1) someone would even conceive of a concept like this as a viable product, and 2) where consumers could look at that product and say to themselves, “Hey, I really want that. In fact, I think I _need_ it. And hey, look! Here’s a fat wad of cash I don’t need for, say, food or utilities or whatever. Must. Buy. Stupid, ridiculous. Lip-ferret comb.” And they then adopt that thousand-yard zombie stare of the hopeless consumer slave.

I hope I’m not the only person who’s disgusted by the wastefulness of this growing trend in American consumerism.

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