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On Value

Iconfess : I covet a $1,630 Louis Vuitton handbag. I realize that the thing is made of laminated canvas, stamped with muddy monograms, and has the unprepossessing shape of a beach tote. I understand that its worth is purely imaginary, with no connection to its usefulness. Yet I desire it, and desire ought not to be dismissed out of hand.

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  • Headline: On Value
  • Publication: Perspective, Pages 81 on 12/12/2010
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