Monday, September 1, 2008

vain vogue

This article was in the NYT and sent to me by the lovely Erin.  


I'm so freaking angry I'm shaking.  I don't even have a place to begin ranting.  This is NOT an answer to India's poverty problems. Encouragement of consumerism is only going to deepen the many socioeconomic crises and class gaps. Good job Vogue, now I want to burn every edition I come across.

1 comment:

Erin said...

this article was nicely paired next to it as well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/business/31view.html?em

It talks about economic gaps in America's population.

Also Alternative Radio quoted today numbers of India following US spending habits in government. In a place where poverty is prevalent, 19% of the budget is allocated to the military, but just 1% to public health care and a similar figure to education.