"our entire economy is built on human weaknesses, on bad habits and insecurities.
Fashion. Fast food. Sports cars. Techno-gadgets. Sex toys. Diet centers. Hair clubs for men. Personal ads. Fringe religious sects. Professional sports teams—there’s vicarious living for you!
Hair salons. Male mid-life crisis. Shopping binges. Our entire way of life is built on self-doubt and dissatisfaction…”
Will Ferguson’s satiric novel, Happiness, 2002