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Singapore, Hong Kong: Materialism

Responding to a news article about indebted Singaporeans, opposition politician James Gomez says that the promise of continued material growth creates a “false belief that debts accrued now can be cleared in the future.” Stardom Dreamer feels that the only thing wrong with materialism is when one overspends, but rethinks his position after reading Mr. Wang's thoughtful rejoinder: money can't buy happiness. Over in Hong Kong, Chatter Garden discusses the consumptive habits of the “post-scarcity generation.”

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