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Quote: Packard on consumerism

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The High Price of Materialism

Tim Kasser NewDream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but … Continue reading

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Media, messages, and Turkish soap operas

Richard Brenneman eats shoots ‘n leaves Beyond the inevitable culture wars over blatant displays of sexuality, near nudity, and drug [alcohol] use — the very same things that outrage Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. — there’s an even deeper context, … Continue reading

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Irrational Consumerism (or The Few Companies Who Feed the World)

Source: The Vigilant Citizen Not many people realize that most of the processed foods available on the market, whether they be in groceries or fast-food chains, all come from the same few companies.  Even less people realize that these companies … Continue reading

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