Very interesting article recommended to me by my good friend Grandmaster Lix. America’s Addiction and the New Economics of Strategy. We are addicted to consumption. Businesses are addicted to taking advantage of us. So what are we going to do? As my buddy Dong (he’s from North Korea) aptly stated during a discussion earlier “I’m going to mortgage my house to get my Gucci Bomb Shelter”. Sadly, I feel that I must do the same.