Not just no: fuck no.
Your Money or Your Life by Robin & Dominguez. This is one to read sooner rather than later. If I had read it years ago I would probably not now be living paycheck to paycheck & working in a job I hate.
Then you should read The Book of the Subgenius. When the sex goddess space aliens finally arrive, you'll want to have reservations on their saucers.
...because what we need is more expensive, superfluous gadgetry in our cars that will break after the warranty expires, cannot be fixed by most owners and will cost more than the blue book value of the whole car to have repaired. I'd be happy if all four of my windows still operated.
that's an important addition to the list. I was going to say Sprawley McSqualor (since I live in VA Bch) but Urban Sprawl is more suited to the tone of the list.
by which I mean, NO!
Its called Military Keynesianism and it is a net loss to the GDP if you ask me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_keynesianism