In a recent blog post, George Hahn, who writes about many different things, talked about how capitalism benefits from sowing seeds of discontent. Sure, the piece is not about technology, but it is nevertheless worth a read. This paragraph stands out:

Quite the contrary. In the interest of making a profit by selling things, happiness and contentment are the enemy. Discontent is the spark that ignites the burn and yearn for something more, something bigger, something else. It’s all about what we don’t have, where we aren’t, with whom we aren’t. Discomfort or dissatisfaction with self and everything else is the kryptonite marketers have, telling us that we’re losers or less-than without the right car, the right watch or a full head of hair.

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Rage against Fashion’s lux machine

“A boring guy who blows $4,500 on a suit, $1,500 on a pair of shoes and $10,000 on a watch is still boring. He’s just a boring guy in a $16,000 outfit” writes George Hahn, menswear blogger, who rightfully rages against the faux-luxization of New York Times’ style section. Read this!