Orlando Bound

I'm here in Orlando, Fl. Sure as I know anything, I know this: I aim to misbehave.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Producing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman once famously wrote that America is "Amusing Itself To Death" by the very media we use for news, education, and entertainment. His slaughter of Sesame Street as the gateway drug for America's children is classic, if not just a little over the top.

But sometimes you have to "Dream in Technicolor" to make your point. Dave Pollard, who should be as famous and widely read as Postman (but alas is not), believes we are "Producing Ourselves To Death" by requiring productivity growth (aka profit) every year to maintain our economic engine. It's quite an extreme article, no doubt about that. But it makes its point.

Do you agree or disagree with Pollard's position? The comments are open.