The Cosmopolitan Divide, part 12

Going to the grocery store, or to big box stores like Wal-Mart, has been for the majority of my life an almost-weekly ritual. And the last part of the rite is passing through the narrow gate of purchase. Seen from the perspective of the corporate theocracy, this is the last chance to get you to purchase more items. We are presented with low-cost, mass-appeal products which tap into the caveman parts of our mind. Food (meat, sugar, recipe magazines), entertainment (toys, celebrity magazines), and sex (breath mints, magazines promising better positions, fashion, bodies).

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