The Economy of Fear

Kicking Television: The Economy of Fear

The world economy is predicated on fear and unsatisfaction. We are conditioned by governments, corporations and the media (all are one in the same) to fear violence from all sides and to fear inadequacy in every aspect of our lives. No matter how much we spend in time, currency and grief, we can never achieve the image of perfection or ideal of safety sold to us daily through all media outlets. Newspapers, magazines, radio, Web sites, television and twenty-four hour news networks package and sell fear. Their advertisers sell unsatisfaction. If the world population were ever comfortable with itself, the world economy as we know it would collapse.