Two Cheers for Materialism
A defense of the joys of shopping.
Two Cheers for
It’s the thing that everybody loves to hate. But let’s face it,
our author says, materialism—getting and spending—is a vital
source of meaning and happiness in the modern world.
by James Twitchell
Of all the strange beasts that have come slouching into the 20th century, none has been more misunderstood, more criticized, and more important than materialism. Who but fools, toadies, hacks, and...