Thinking about ethics and current events
Many people tend to look at something and lust for it, even though they really don't need it.We tend to want something, if it appeals to us, but we will probably never make use of it. This reminds me of what economists call "conspicuous consumption" -- or purchasing something you really don't need, only because it appeals to you and is available.
I guess if you are starving, it isn't lust to look on the plate of ham and eggs with desire. Taking what we don't need is conspicuous consumption.
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