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  • I don't think so in the short run. Maybe in the long run, though.
  • And just what do you expect us to do about "all the problems facing society"? Go into drug neighborhoods and take out drug dealers with a single wave of our arms? Give all our hard-earned wages to purchase items to help people in far-off countries have a decent life knowing that most of them will be skimmed off the top by black marketeers and end up in the homes of the wealthy? Stand on the corner and preach Christianity to no one in particular in the snow and ice? Give pep talks on industry and capitalism to people who live in communities where there is very little money at all? Dynamite automobiles because they contribute to global warming? You don't even say what "all the problems facing society" are but somehow they are to be our burden. What problems? Which society? I would agree that many of us spend far too much time and effort and money on fashion. But we have always wanted to look good and "fashion" helps us do that. Of course much of it is a racket - so are most things. But it gives people jobs and things to do and gives some people an outlet for their creativity. Would you have us all dress in battle fatigues? Or all the same the way they used to in some Communist countries? At least fashion is something we can do something about and if we are not interested we can look the other way. Many people in the world don't have that choice like we do.

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