Problem

Production serving false consumption needs

Nature:
Technology has enabled humans be freed from the constraints of working primarily to survive in an environment of scarcity. It is possible to sustain life abundantly for all of the world's people. Out of this shift has emerged a new concept of work motivated by material reward than survival needs. This new incentive structure turned systems of production to promoting consumption for its own sake. Systems of allocating consumption have been restructured to reenforce systems for meeting this falsely created demand for goods and services. The whole economy is increasingly oriented to meet the needs of increasing consumption and to ignore any other human needs.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
11.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST