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The Story of Stuff

The more you buy, the better person you are, we are told. 5% of the world's people are using 25-30% of the world's energy and raw materials. Palnned obsolescence is comple-mented by perceived obsolescence. Corporations obeying the law of profit depend on products that break down.
This 20-minute video shown on public access channel 30 should be shown every week. We are the ones who need to learn sustainable and subsistence economics.

Forcing countries to be export-oriented, reducing nature to a free good, external or sink and a winner-take-all/hire-and-fire labor policy lead to exploding inequality and environmental destruction.

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Annie Leonard Rocks!!! 24.Jul.2008 16:07

Robert Magarulian

Several months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing this short film too. I've mentioned it to others. Parents have shown it to their children. Children have spoken to their teachers about showing it in their classrooms.

It's simply one of the best educational films about the environment and where "stuff" ends up. Appropriate for children, as well as adults.

You can see it here -  http://www.storyofstuff.com/