do we truly even live in a true capitalist society, a true market economy, any longer? the forces of supply and demand have been manipulated and distorted to something false and artificial - demand is no longer determined by need or true desire, but by commercialism and the advertising industry - instead of the demand being met by a supply, we change the demand according to what supply we have. is this any longer a true market? are we any longer living by "the invisible hand" to work harder when it is really the new visible hand of advertising, spilling lies into our brain from every outlet possible, that pushes us to work longer hours, take on another mortgage or loan, get more needless stuff, and end up with less happiness? it doesn't seem so to me.

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