Friday, March 20, 2015

A Sad Heart At the Supermarket

New World Notes #368, 28:32 (March 24)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Why is supermarket shopping so tiring and depressing? Maybe it's the constant vigilance required to prevent your getting fleeced.

KD contrasts the supermarket's celebration of deception, swindling, and bad faith (all legal) with the eccentric charm of the small shops of Pittsburgh in the 1970s.

Adding to the critique of corporate agro-marketing are two short talks by Jim Hightower and a song by David Rovics.

Music added: David Rovics, "Sometimes I Walk the Aisles"

Jim Hightower's short essays, both written and spoken, can be found on his Web site, .

On a similar theme:

If you enjoy this installment, you might also like NWN #275, "Fat-Free Snake Oil," from June 2013.  (The link takes you to the blog's page for that installment.)

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