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The commodification of everything

Zen mannequin - Las Vegas, NV 2012

“In a society in which money is the measure of all things, it becomes hard to assess your achievements in other terms. The breakdown of community — of church and neighborhood and work that provides a firm identify — has forced us to find alternative ways of determining our place in the social order.”

~ James Atlas, author of My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale

(Opinion) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opinion/sunday/money-money-money-can-we-talk-about-something-else.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0