culture ethics

more for less?

I just saw an ad for ‘the Warehouse’, which used the by-line: “Get more Christmas for less.”

This reminded me of the observation (or should I say gross-but-still-relatively-accurate-generalisation?) I’ve made about the USA since moving to New Zealand.  We (yes, I said ‘we’) looooooooooove to get a lot of stuff for not very much money.  Examples – ‘all you can eat’ Buffets for like $7.99.  Sam’s Club & Walmart (stop what you’re doing and watch ‘Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price’ right now).

There’s a name for this kind of desire – it’s called the desire to not pay what something’s worth – or stealing?

Just sayin’.