America may be at peak of ‘materialistic’ cycle

Supersized homes, SUVs afflict a nation
Published on Oct 14, 2005

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by CareyBot

We Americans are a people with profoundly changeable opinions. Our lifestyle ideals, for instance, seesaw from extravagance to asceticism in bursts of 30 years or so. This peculiar national trait affects our architecture as it does everything else, repeatedly taking ...