The Cult of convenience

By Gordon T. Anderson, CNN/Money staff writer

If a service saves effort or time, after all, a certain breed of consumer will probably pay for it. A poll in the U.K., for example, found that a majority of those surveyed prefer to hire people to perform even simple tasks, from sewing buttons on clothing to fixing breakfast. Stateside, it’s hardly worth asking whether we would rather have things done for us than to do them ourselves. The answer is obvious. We’re all worshippers in the cult of convenience.

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