It’s a rat trap and we’ve been caught…

This 4-minute video by animator Steve Cutts is a very good critique of where we find ourselves in our modern capitalist society. I have worked for myself my whole life and benefited from the system but it does not stop me from seeing the flaws in our model of continuous consumption and unrestrained growth. Chasing the chimera of happiness with every new purchase or pill or drink swallowed.

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Not sure if Steve was thinking about the Boomtown Rats song when he made the video, but it’s a good excuse to listen to a classic tune.

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