The Mount Everest of materialism

The Wall of Mall
The Wall of Mall, an 8-foot-high art installment is covered on both sides with shopping bags from each of the retail stores at the Mall of America.
Photo courtesy of Rosemary Williams

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and if you feel limited by your shopping options, don't worry, last week officials at the Mall of America announced details of a massive second phase of the mall. The Mall is already the Mount Everest of materialism and it's a mountain guest commentator Rosemary Williams knows very well.

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