Goldstein Updated

The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they need not be distributed.

The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism
Emmanuel Goldstein

Quoted in 1984, by George Orwell

Goods are now distributed, to some of us in the world, and the wheels keep turning. . .

[Note:  6/21/11 – I recalled this old post of mine in reading this very good summary of critical views of consumer culture.]


2 Responses to Goldstein Updated

  1. troutsky says:

    Why, the very term “goods” deserves a study in itself. Half of what I buy is anything but.

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