Saturday, April 10, 2010

How Much Do You Need?

According to professor Juliet Schor's essay The New Politics of Consumption (published as part of Beacon Press's New Democracy Forum Series in 2000) more than 40 percent of adults earning $50,000 to $100,000 a year, and 27 percent of those earning more than $100,000 a year agree that "I cannot afford to buy everything I really need."

One third of those in the first income bracket and 19% of those earning $100,000 a year or more agreed that "I spend nearly all of my money on the basic necessities of life."