Tag Archives: Consumer Culture
Health care system black and blue?Cover it up with a Bacon Strip! By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 24, 2010 When was the last time you saw a white band-aid? White — as in the color of … finish reading Culture Got a Boo-Boo? : Put a Band-Aid® on It
We will no longer be impressed by an organic T-shirt if its cotton was grown by hogging water in an arid and impoverished land, or if its dye puts workers at heightened risk for leukemia. The Age of Eco-AngstBy Daniel … finish reading There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves
Graphic: Viktor Koen.Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s ListeningBy John Tierney / May 18, 2009 Why does a diploma from Harvard cost $100,000 more than a similar piece of paper from City College? Why might a BMW cost $25,000 … finish reading Consumerism: Leading the Life of the Peacock
Fundamentalist Consumerism and an Insane SocietyBy Bruce E. Levine / February 2009 At a giant Ikea store in Saudi Arabia in 2004, three people were killed by a stampede of shoppers fighting for one of a limited number of $150 … finish reading Consumer Culture and an Insane Society
Lake Mead: Beautiful but shrinking. Photo by Ron Niebrugge / Niebrugge Images.‘Will we finally accept the public policy and lifestyle changes that the real world now requires? Or will “Viva Las Vegas” always be America’s motto?’By David Sirota / December … finish reading Leaving Las Vegas : Can We Say Goodbye to Catalysmic Consumption and Hedonism?
Collapse the Light into Earth by ~EvidencE~‘The best outcome is probably for humans to hit the wall soon and hard.’By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 2, 2008 Is industrial collapse the BEST way out of our current … finish reading Roger Baker : Industrial Collapse? Bring it On!
Like many young couples, Aimee and Jeff Harris spent the first years of their marriage eagerly accumulating stuff: cars, furniture, clothes, appliances, and, after a son, Quinn, 5, and daughter, Nichola, 15 months, came along, toys, toys, toys. Photo by … finish reading Austin Family Joins War Against Stuff