that accumulation of stuff -- and our throwing it away to make room for more -- it is also true that there is no more dynamic system than capitalism to create value where previously there was none at all. Our garbage problem, after all, is nothing a little legislation wouldn't fix: Make landfills like those at Kirkland Lake illegal (and exporting the stuff to other countries), and put the onus on recycling or reducing the stuff at home -- within the metropolitan areas, factories or communities that generate the stuff -- and you'll see ingenuity applied to the problem in no time. It's nowhere near as alluring as the smell of sex, but there's nothing like the whiff of garbage to prompt an equal frenzy."