What Have We Wrought?

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Abby Zimet

The decline of the American Empire, we know, is about large and complex forces, from global economic changes to war to greed to the inchoate fraying of a communal thread. But surely, in some small way, it's also about this: a hand-crafted, chrome-plated, logo-engraved $300 toothpaste squeezer. They also have $530 jeans and a $1,045 cigar ashtray. Our stuff will be the profligate end of us.

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