Survey: Is Conspicuous Consumption Un-TreeHugger?

Well, we certainly got schooled in the comments for our post on Gil Arena's million dollar pool, being told to mind our own business and if a guy has the money to use as much water as the nation of Chad then it is his right. But when we do these posts we are trying to make a point- that perhaps in a time of crisis conspicuous consumption of limited resources is not appropriate. In World War II, many people with a lot of money were careful not to show it, in solidarity with other who were not spending money because of the war effort. Are we wrong?

Tags: Wretched Excess


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