The lure of luxury: why people own things they don't need | Curio

The lure of luxury: why people own things they don't need

28 mins | Mar 4, 2018

Spending thousands of dollars on a wrist-watch that no one can differentiate from a fake seems pointless. Yet most people own many things they don’t need. Paul Bloom, writing in Boston Review, argues that there can be a deeper value to possessions, from the luxurious to the sentimental.

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From Boston Review