Tuesday 6 December 2016

It will cost the earth to buy into consumerism

Published 27/06/2011 | 05:00

Finance Minister Michael Noonan, has suggested that we shop until we drop to kick-start the economy.

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To facilitate economic growth, we are encouraged to capitulate to crass consumerism. In the short term, such growth will ameliorate unemployment, in the long run it will cost us the earth.

Simon O'Donnell
Rathmines, Dublin 6

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