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Have we reached Peak Stuff?

Stella Tillyard argues that the young appear to be freeing themselves from the unfulfilling grip of 'things' and asks if we are reaching a weariness with acquisition itself.

As many Christmas presents start making the surreptitious trip to the charity shop, Stella Tillyard argues that many of us appear to be freeing ourselves from the unfulfilling grip of "things".

She asks if - as the earth is dying under the weight or our excesses - we're "reaching a wider, bigger moment: a weariness with acquisition itself".

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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