Tuesday, June 27, 2006


An excellent piece in The Guardian today by George Monbiot. "Advertising (and the businesses supported by it) is not the clattering of the stick in the swill bucket that Orwell perceived as much as the carrot that keeps the donkey moving. You are never allowed to come close enough to eat, however hard you pull. An economy driven by dissatisfaction could scarcely fail to cultivate mental illness." We used to call it alienation.