Monday, May 11, 2009

Annals of conspicuous consumption

I ran into this video after reading about it on the Times... 
This blog talked about runaway consumption last January, but the moving image is always much stronger (and more horrifying..).

The video was created by Annie Leonard, a former Greenpeace employee and an independent lecturer who paints a picture of how American habits result in forests being felled, mountaintops being destroyed, water being polluted and people and animals being poisoned. Ms. Leonard, who describes herself as an “unapologetic activist,” is also critical of corporations and the federal government, which she says spends too much on the military.

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