Consumerism, and Other Definitions

by Michael Ceraolo

CONSUMERISM
--making it a moral imperative
to pay the lowest possible price
for something you don't need

Deep Discount Store
--an establishment that sells
all manner of consumer crap
for what it's actually worth

Economic Depression
--when people who have made money without working for it
are now making less than they were,
or
are even in danger of having to go to work

Graduated Income Tax
--a system of taxation where,
if you earn more than a certain amount of money,
you graduate from paying taxes

Productivity
--the notion that some should work harder
so that others don't have to work at all

Philanthropy
--the giving back,
to the public,
a small fraction
of what once was stolen
from the public

Speculator
--one who uses a sum of money
originally made by not working
with the expectation of making
a far greater sum by not working

Right-to-Work
--the right to work for less,
and the right not to belong to a union
that could correct the situation

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