Normally, Louis C.K. deserves all the accolades he gets. He is a comedian at the top of his game and like the legends that have come before him- Carlin, Pryor, Bruce, to name a few -he takes society to task over our foolish idiosyncrasies. But this time he got it wrong when he took US to task for our materialism. What he overlooked was the power that materialism holds within the free market, it drives innovation, it spurs the bright minds that have brought us things like Apple, Google, Facebook. That insatiable need of the savvy consumer to identify and pursue better goods and services is the ethos that makes this country great.
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