Is this true? Is life really governed by money? That is what Douglas Rushkoff propounds in his Life Inc. (the book and the 9 min. movie).
That's how it felt when I got my first credit card. Suddenly, I was somebody who carried around a tiny plastic card that identified me as a consumer. And in the consumerist world that we live in, that card is really your life.
Here's Rushkoff to explain how this scheme came to be, and ways to subvert this system:
What is ironic though is that while he talks about ways of getting around the system, running at the bottom of the screen are trading figures from Wall Street. So you might as well ask, is there really such an escape? Can you really get your life back?
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