A common rant from those who "sell out" sans conscience or deify lucre. What's so important about going to Thailand? What's wrong with a VW? One gets from A to B in a VW, a Mercedes, a Schwinn, public transport, or one's own two feet. See: brand name. Read Marx; "socialism"-as-Big-Brother, etc, is myth (or a lampoon, like this node).

Bottom line: You can't take it with you. My Bally loafers and Paul Smith suit are nothing, in the Vast Scheme, but an embarrassment. "Live simply..."