The Weekly Watch

American Acquisition Disorder

We are a nation of over consumers. It is reflected in our obesity, our waste stream, our debt load, and much more...our need for much more. What brings this to mind is "The World's Longest Yardsale" occurring this weekend. It starts in Gadsden Alabama at the southern end of Lookout Mountain and winds its way to Addison Michigan near Ann Arbor almost 700 miles. The name and the event support my point - it is the world's longest and so must be the best, the greatest, the largest, the mostest. We just can't get enough. Folks we have a problem.

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