15 February 2006

Top Ten Cultural Lies

10. Growth is good.
9. Globalization helps the poor.
8. Corporations and governments care about people.
7. Scientific progress is beneficial to living things.
6. A degree or diploma confers expertise or wisdom.
5. Money = wealth.
4. There are enough resources to endlessly supply our overconsumptive and wasteful lifestyles.
3. Consumption by the rich does not deprive the poor.
2. Cancer, heart disease, obesity, endocrine syndromes and neurological disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multiple Scleroisis, Autism, et al.) are genetically inherited.
1. There is a level at which toxins are OK for living things.

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