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    The AtlanticMichael J. Sandel9/2/2014 min
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    • BillEnkey2 years ago

      The idea that economic policy is ultimately for the sake of consumption is so ingrained that we struggle to think our way beyond it. “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production,” Adam Smith declared in The Wealth of Nations.

      Seems like the author recognizes one of the main hurdles to overcome in equalizing the value of work across the American culture. I don't know that I would necessarily argue with it, because I will rarely be found truly appreciating an art museum.