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Singapore, Hong Kong: Materialism

Categories: East Asia, Hong Kong (China), Singapore

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 [1].” Stardom Dreamer feels that the only thing wrong [2] with materialism is when one overspends, but rethinks [3] his position after reading Mr. Wang's thoughtful rejoinder [4]: money can't buy happiness. Over in Hong Kong, Chatter Garden discusses the consumptive habits [5] of the “post-scarcity generation.”