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Online Shopping

It’s a parasite. A soul-sucking phenomenon. An infamous celebrity among social media. It is, online shopping.

And it’s everywhere. When I watch YouTube videos, there it is in the ad box. 170 more words


Slow down, eat organic, save the environment, know peace

I read a headline on the internet recently that said, “10 organic foods that aren’t really worth buying” (Real Simple magazine). I have seen other such titles on my Comcast homepage and in newspapers. 331 more words

Conscious Living

Day Twenty One: Spent $1600

I’ve been pretty slack posting on here but I maintain that life getting in the way of blogging is an inherantly good thing.

I haven’t cheated or failed or even really been tempted. 396 more words

Ethical Consumerism: Myth or Reality?

Ethics in consumerism has many elements to touch: consumers, employers and organizations.

<<The textile and garment manufacturing industry in general is recognized as both a major user of water and a major polluter. 754 more words


The obsolesce of things

I love this old Ikea advert. I’m contemplating playing it in my lecture on social change later this week to illustrate the point that Harmut Rosa is making about the  93 more words


Cutting the Ribbon: Ending Breast Cancer Awareness Month's Economy of Pink

In the spring of 2010, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. What followed was a pretty shitty summer that got shittier when I had to return to college for my senior year, three hours away from her and my family as she went through treatment after treatment, struggling against a disease that will claim the lives of approximately 40,000 women in 2014. 1,260 more words

The Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans - Class of 2014 - Blog #30

Hello out there in La La Land, old Buster is back, just a day late and a dollar short.  Old pappy and I got to thinking that our messages concerning the current politically and culturally divisive state of our good old U.S.of A. 699 more words