March 26, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
I ask everyone to please read the diary Daily Kos: Vegetables of Mass Destruction - Obesity: Whose Fault? and remember to recommend it. It is important to your health to understand what she is writing.
I am working on something that touches on this, about what I call "marketing diseases." I think obesity is a marketing disease. Wanting a new car is a marketing disease. Debt is a marketing disease. Global warming is a marketing disease. The corporate Right's mantra of "personal responsibility" really means pitting isolated individuals against billions of dollars of research into marketing and psychological manipulation...
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That's a very good article and it raises important issues.
You're quite right about marketing diseases and I hope you'll follow up on that.
But, Dave, YOU want a new car!
Posted by: Anonymous at March 26, 2006 10:07 AM
o I need a car, because the "barge" I drive is unreliable and has a rusted out roof. I dont "want a new car." Well, a new Prious would be nice but I don't have to have a new car for reasons of self-image.
Posted by: Dave Johnson at March 26, 2006 12:36 PM
Jim Earl is the Karl Pilkington of the American podcast world. Only Earl could get Laurie David worked up over an innocuous statement like "I don't eat meat".
Posted by: Webster Hubble Telescope at March 26, 2006 8:40 PM
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