Volume 95, Issue 31

Friday, October 26, 2001
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A utopia brought to you by Volkswagen

The plagiarism police are here

Dumb ass jobs in decline?

Hey girls! My wallet weighs 12 lbs.

A utopia brought to you by Volkswagen

Re: "More Clinique for your purse?," Oct. 24

To the Editor:

Heaven forbid we protest against sacrosanct North American consumerism.

Apparently, all is good in the world if everyone can just have their very own Volkswagen to drive around. Are you proud of the fact all the nice things you can afford to buy come at the cost of Third World poverty?

Approximately 10 per cent of the planet's population consumes 80 per cent of its resources. Explain to me how this is something to be proud of.

Somehow patriotism and love of freedom became equated with buying more crap.

It's one thing to feel angry and sad about the devastating loss of life of Sept. 11. It's another thing entirely to use these deaths to support the idea that legitimate protest against consumerism is somehow wrong.

Lindsay Viets

Psychology III

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