Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor.
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production.
Consumption may be regarded as negative production.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
A society in which consumption has to be artificially stimulated in order to keep production going is a society founded on trash and waste, for such a society is a house built upon sand.
Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving new levels of consumption.
A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal, if he really understands the cost of not giving it up. In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically cutting our energy consumption, we're actually raising our standard of living.
The Texas Energy Office's Loan Star Program has reduced building energy consumption and taxpayers' energy costs through the efficient operation of public buildings, saving taxpayers more than $172 million through energy efficiency projects.
If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture - not only national culture but global culture.
Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
By the immediate preservation of eggs for home consumption through the use of water glass or lime water, larger supplies of fresh eggs may be made available for marketing later in the season, when production is less and prices higher.
And almost half of American oil consumption is for motor vehicles.
Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher.
Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
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