Tag Archives: consumption

Take My Computer. Please. (The Case Against Ownership)

Ownership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are many things that we don’t need – or want – to own. And here’s why. Continue reading

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More Wrongest Product Nominees from Skymall

A recent flight provided another excuse to plunder Skymall for Wrongest Product Nominations. Continue reading

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Laser Schmaser

Pizzas don’t need forks, let alone lasers. Continue reading

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Space Missions: the ultimate disposable packaging?

It occurs to me on this anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission that the technology of space missions are an unintentional analogue for our methods of manufacturing and consumption. Continue reading

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If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

In a previous post, I refuted an EcoPessimist. Now I need to refute a false optimist. Continue reading

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Almost Good Advice on Consumption

A CNN article advising parents to buy less stuff initially caught my eye, but its advice wasn’t as smart as I’d hoped. Continue reading

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Superfluous Fluids

Wrongest Product Award nominations: Bathroom Edition Continue reading

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Countering the EcoPessimist

The view that the era of economic and human growth is over is both right and wrong. Continue reading

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Holy (grass-fed) Cow, It’s Been a Year

Reflections on a year of posts, which — somehow — leads to a new formula for environmental impact Continue reading

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Jolts That Last Too Long

A Wrongest Product Award nominee. This one’s almost too obvious. Continue reading

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