Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Luxury Goods and Waste

Lawns were invented as a way for the landed gentry to demonstrate that they could afford to waste land. By taking the land away from the grazing sheep, they were sending a message to their neighbors. We're rich, we can happily waste the opportunity to make a few bucks from our front lawn.

I invite you to head over to Seth's Blog to learn more about the connection between luxury goods and the "desire to waste."