Story of Stuff Posted by: Melissa Saggerer October 29th, 2010 Consumption, GIST team, Recycling, Reuse, Video In case you missed our showing of the Story of Stuff this afternoon- here’s the video. More information is at www.storyofstuff.com Enjoy! Share this:FacebookEmailTwitter About the Author Melissa Saggerer Website Similar Articles Going to the Farmer's Market & Finding Local Food around BostonApr 5 20110Half is MoreNov 9 20100Meatless MondayMar 21 20112 Comments Matt November 1, 2010 Interesting video, obviously it is condemning materialism from a certain point of view. The example of externalizing costs is a bit exaggerated without taking into account such ideas as economies of scale and free market forces. In addition you are taking the perspective that globally everyone must live with the same high level of economic and social prosperity. It would be fantastic for everyone to have health care and eat healthy organic locally produced food but the reality is that our current system can not sustain such an environment, economically or otherwise. But I guess that is what the video is trying to say as well. On a side note, one could argue that our current very high level of health care and abundance of food was brought about by said consumerism, but that is a discussion for another time. × Comments are closed.