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And I'm arguing that the persistence of wasteful economic behavior with auto mobiles and transportation has a lot more to do about conveying social status to others rather than any utility to accrues to the individual.

Of course, consumption is a way of showing off. So what alternative do you suggest?

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by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Wed Jul 16th, 2008 at 11:23:09 AM EST
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