I'm reading Clive Hamilton's brand new book The Freedom Paradox (Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin 2008). It's very interesting. There's a lot of quotable quotes but so far this is my favourite:
There can be little doubt that in the marketing society of the modern West, the only idolatry that can compete with the sexual one is the worship of money. (Page 199)
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