Consumption or Desire-Based Economy, So Evil
If no body wants cars, car makers in the world would go bankrupt. If no body wants cell phones, cell phone makers in the world go bankrupt.
If everybody uses his car for 10 years, most of car makers would go bankrupt. If no body uses his cell phone more than 3 minutes a day, most of cell phone makers would go bankrupt.
For businesses to earn big profits, they launch new products or models every year. They have to make consumers buy new products or models, so that these businesses cannot prosper.
New products or models meet reasonable needs of consumers, but 99% of their sales are from consumers who buy them to satisfy their desire.
To increase sales and thereby profits, businesses have to make consumers have desire of possessing new products or models in addition to meeting their needs and providing more convenience in their lives. Mere consumption for necessity and convenience cannot promise big sales. But desire-driven consumption translates into big sales and thus big profits for businesses.
But from the beginning, businesses can only exist and continue their operation as consumers buy their products or services. They have to appeal to needs, convenience, or desire of consumers so that they will buy their products or services. Selling their products or services is given the highest priority. But what types of consumers would buy their goods or services more?
The consumers buy as they think goods or services businesses provide meet their need, make their lives more convenient, and satisfy their desire. And it is apparent that pious, righteous, humble, and thoughtful consumers would not buy much, while materialistic, irresponsible, arrogant, and frivolous consumers would buy much.
Indeed, we are surrounded by too many goods and services we can do without. But we know as we buy and consume them, business can continue their business and operation. Accordingly, consumers can work in those businesses and earn salary to buy goods and services. This is our economy and today's global economy.
But there are no laws, regulations, or official rules that order to buy and consume goods and services so that this economy works well. No nation or society has such laws, regulations, or official rules. Is it because people buy and consume goods and services like gods to support businesses and their living? And, gods do not need laws, regulations, or official rules?
Then, the core of the market economy is this consumption and procurement of goods and services by consumers who are acting like gods to maintain this chain of money flow.
However, financial goods pose a different problem. It is purely desire-appealing products. Financial companies do not employ many consumers in comparison with other businesses in other industrial sectors. And financial companies mostly serve wealthy people. They are not so closely related to consumers' needs, convenience, and employment.
So, consumer-based economy regrading desire as one factor of it inevitably leads to establishment of the financial or money industry where desire is almost the only factor.
Without the financial or money industry, the gap between the rich and the poor does not expand so desperately. And as you know, this gap symbolizes every evil in the society.
To conquer evil in the society, we have to conquer the gap between the rich and the poor. To conquer the gap between the rich and the poor, we have to conquer the financial or money industry. To conquer the financial or money industry, we have to conquer the market economy. To conquer the market economy, we have to conquer the consumer-based economy. It is so because businesses make consumers have more desire so that they buy more. And, human desire is a means for Satan to make his slaves out of human beings.
Consumers are buying and consuming goods and services like gods to satisfy ultimately their desire by leveraging power of money. But such consumption is an easy and wide road to the hell.
We have to stop this consumption or desire-based economy. As long as we continue to consume goods or services like gods, no evil in society can be conquered and no social problems can be totally solved.
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Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.