Commodities, Comforts, and Chaos

  • Arup Maharatna


Despite a high risk of being ridiculed or even frowned upon by others, I just cannot help putting across distinct scepticism against the incessant flow of technical innovations for newer and newer consumer goods and gadgets in our contemporary times. While saying this, I do not, of course, refer to the pure, fundamental, and sometimes even epoch-making scientific inventions and technological progress. In fact, I am perfectly alert and appreciative of profound benefits to modern civilisation of the major scientific inventions and technical innovations that have been, and can still be, made in such important domains as industry, medicines, health, energy, agronomy.


Consumer Good Technical Innovation Consumer Durable Television Channel Scientific Invention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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