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Material Goods

A somewhat derogatory term for goods and services, especially those considered unnecessary luxuries. The term is used most frequently by critics of capitalism and/or conspicuous consumption.
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Material good has its tax, and if it came without desert or sweat, has no root in me, and the next wind will blow it away.
This concept of overt and covert authentication elements is carried through in to a discussion of the 'audience' for information about the elements adopted on a material good. The general audience will receive knowledge through public media--advertisements, websites, marketing materials--whereas the restricted audience comprises people that need to know about the specifics of the authentication solution and how to examine it.
The product is optional, of-course, and the book's promotion of it is mild, but why dangle in front of a compulsive shopper yet another material good to save his or her soul?
There is as much danger of the owner of wealth becoming possessed by his goods as there is of falling into the trap of despising an instrument capable of being used to realize much moral and material good. What Your Wealth Means helps the attentive reader avoid these potential hazards, while simultaneously opening up new horizons for thinking about the origin and ends of material possessions.
The ability to withstand crevice corrosion at seawater temperature makes the new special-purpose material good for very deep umbilical applications in extreme conditions.
We have no valid claims of need anymore, only our claim to the material good of fare to which we are accustomed.
According to the report, the spokesperson declined to disclose what cut Amazon would take from sales, and whether the company has worked with any other developer to enable material goods purchases to date.
And she said people should stop spending money on material goods and SWAP the stuff they have.
Our growing preoccupation with material goods and the latest gadgets are to blame.
Investigating such diverse topics as the explosion of data about the natural world resulting from 17th-century advances in optics and the proliferation of material goods in prosperous Dutch homes, she contends that art offered the Dutch a way of bearing witness to ordinary experiences that was satisfying and also surprisingly Cartesian.
The country's poorest children were on the 'margins of society' and were missing out on the most basic material goods and social activities which most parents regard as essential to a happy childhood, researchers found.
And the report found just two per cent of those questioned believed material goods made them happy - compared to 25 per cent who valued holidays and leisure time most highly.

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