Addiction is the ultimate stage of consumption — consumerism on steroids. ┬áCapitalism will never be averse to addiction because it can be commoditized three ways, first through the sale of addictive substances, then in insurance-paid rehabilitation programs, and finally through incarceration in privatized prisons.

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