Reading Notes November 30th

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 30 November 2011 Reading Notes 11/30 In Chapter 1 Greider talks about how our idea of economic necessity has changed from generation to generation. He argues that the problem of scarcity has been solved in the American capitalist system, yet people still feel like they need more. You can’t just not have a TV or you’ll be out of the loop and the idea of not using machines that make life easier and maximize efficiency seems almost dumb. Therefore, to Greider, Americans always seek more in order to fulfill whatever void escaping scarcity has created. When he says that we have solved the economic problem of scarcity he means that when compared to past generations, no one has to worry about where their next meal is coming from, relatively speaking. He gives the example of North Dakota farmers who once had to worry what the winter months would bring and if they would survive, but now the people there live in warm houses and have easy access to enough
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