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The ideology of choice

The ideology of choice makes us forget that not all things should be bought and sold. Moreover, more choice does not increase our happiness, security, and contentment. It does leave us overwhelmed and anxious so that we often turn to denial and willful blindness.

At least we are thinking about choice and do not merely follow the whims of the market.

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