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Materialism and “affluenza”

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There is an article in the Guardian on “affluenza”.
And I also recall Philip Greenspun’s quote:

Not being a materialist in the U.S. is kind of like not appreciating opera if you live in Milan or art if you live in Paris. We support materialism better than any other culture…

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Fri, 2007-01-19 at 02:07:50

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Is it just American high schools?

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Linked-to from a post on this Slashdot article, is an article called The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher. This ties in with what I read in Paul Graham’s essay (some reactions).
Although it is nowhere as bad as that here, they’re still interesting to read. I doubt there is any actual conspiracy going on, but those are probably the “lessons learned”, intended or not.

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Wed, 2006-11-22 at 14:07:21

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