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Comment: Maybe this then....

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Maybe this then....

Consumption is..."the whole point"

is that better?

In the economic sense, consumption is enjoying our productive efforts in ways that make our lives better.

The only reason to under-consume in the present is so we can consume more in the future...again, consumption being the goal...and I'm sticking with "good". :)