ANARCHISM (from the Gr. , and , contrary to authority), the name given to a principle or theory of life and conduct under which society is conceived without government harmony in such a society being obtained, not by submission to law, or by obedience to any authority, but by free agreements concluded between the various groups, territorial and professional, freely constituted for the sake of production and consumption, as also for the satisfaction of the infinite variety of needs and aspirations of a civilized being.
Current nationalism is merely the affirmation of the right of colonial elites to repeat history and follow the road travelled by the rich toward the universal consumption of internationally marketed packages, a road which can ultimately lead only to universal pollution and universal frustration.Ivan Illich
In both rich and poor nations consumption is polarized while expectation is equalized.Ivan Illich
We take it as a fundamental psychological rule of any modern community that, when its real income is increased, it will not increase its consumption by an 466 equal absolute amount.john maynard keynes
On the whole it may be observed, that the specific use of a body of unproductive consumers, is to give encouragement to wealth by maintaining such a balance between produce and consumption as will give the greatest exchangeable value to the results of the national industry.thomas malthus
The government has, in all countries, a vast influence, in determining the character of the national consumption; not only because it absolutely directs the consumption of the state itself, but because a great proportion of the consumption of individuals is gained by its will and example.jean-baptiste say
Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable.maurice strong
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.thorstein veblen
The process of consumption ... is the final act in the economic dramakenneth boulding
For forty years or so this was the world headquarters of conspicuous consumption.Bill Bryson
Our opinion here is that that place has been so deeply concerned in smuggling, that if it wants it is because it has illegally sent away what it ought to have retained for its own consumption.thomas jefferson
consumption is also immediately production, just as in nature the consumption of the elements and chemical substances is the production of the plant.karl marx
No production without a need. But consumption reproduces the need.karl marx
...where are we to look for the consumption required but among the unproductive labourers of Adam Smith?...
On the whole it may be observed, that the specific use of a body of unproductive consumers, is to give encouragement to wealth by maintaining such a balance between produce and consumption as will give the greatest exchangeable value to the results of the national industry.
The employment of the poor in roads and public works, and a tendency among landlords and persons of property to build, to improve and beautify their grounds, and to employ workmen and menial servants, are the means most within our power and most directly calculated to remedy the evils arising from that disturbance in the balance of produce and consumption.
Apart from their work and production, households perform other important economic functions. Most consumption occurs within the household. ... In developed capitalist economies, private consumption spending accounts for half or more of GDP .
We want to make sure that many products consumed domestically can be produced within the country. We hope the economy can be supported not only by consumption but also by production activities.
Incarcerating people for their [drug] consumption choices has the consistency of arresting a survivor of suicide for attempted murder .
Cannibalistic w:Tribaltribal rituals are based on the notion that consumption of human flesh imparts a special power or strength to the cannibal .
consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production.Adam Smith
But public works, economic protectionism, cheap money, 'deficit-financed government spending,' and 'the animal spirits of the spendthrift' in the service of boosting 'consumption demand'... Doesn't Keynesianism simply appeal to the worst in human nature?ilana mercer
But public works, economic protectionism, cheap money, 'deficit-financed government spending,' and 'the animal spirits of the spendthrift' in the service of boosting 'consumption demand'... Doesn't Keynesianism simply appeal to the worst in human nature?
The employment of the poor in roads and public works, and a tendencyamong landlords and persons of property tobuild,toimproveand beautify theirgrounds, and to employ workmen and menial servants, are the means most within our power and most directly calculated to remedy the evils arising from disturbance in the balance of produce and consumption.
Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein; while they reinforce the system, they also undermine it. By continually pushing the message that we have the right to gratification now , consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products;...