More conspicuous consumption

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This $440,000 Porsche Carrera GT was parked on a basic residential street in Aspen. That’s yours truly standing next to it, taken by yours truly’s wife.

That was the very first one I had ever seen in real life. And it was just parked out where anyone could lean against it or scratch it or… Well, anyhow, I was amazed that the owner(s) had driven it to Aspen. I was further amazed that they had not parked it in a garage.

Fine art, for all to see.

Now I have to admit, if someone gave me one and even paid for the fuel and insurance, I would not be able to drive it. I’d be thinking all the time of how much that money could do in the developing world to improve lives — or save lives. But it would be fun to take it for a quick spin!

What conspicuous consumption have you seen in the last few weeks?

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One Reply to “More conspicuous consumption”

  1. We just finished packing our crates to return to Kenya. In the process, we made a dozen or more trips to Goodwill (dropping off stuff), made several extra trips to the recycle bins, put out tons of stuff for the trash collectors, gave a bunch of stuff to our daughter, and still had a minivan full of stuff to be stored. So, yes, I’ve found the conspicuous consumer and it’s me! 🙁

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