Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland

Not long ago I returned from spending about a month in Poland and Prague. In some respects, this post might seem to stray a bit from the usual scope of things here, but there is a justification to it. I'll explain later. Part of this trip to Poland was due to attending to some family… Continue reading Globalization, Consumerism, and my Recent Stay in Poland

Consumerism for Dummies

"Consumerism" is a buzzword which is currently entering the mainstream. It used to be only hippies and economics wonks would talk about consumerism, but I hear more and more use of this term by people whose interest in economics is not particularly acute, but they are rightly sensing that something in our economic milieu is… Continue reading Consumerism for Dummies

Why You Hate Contemporary Music

Chances are, if you read this blog of mine, you probably think modern music is mostly shit. I know I sure do. Even within genres that I like, most of the stuff being pushed now is awful. Well, there's a reason behind this. Check this out, too. Now, why do I bring this… Continue reading Why You Hate Contemporary Music