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Amazon Dash: The New Epoch of Consumerism

When you buy an Amazon Dash, you buy a specific brand, e.g., you can buy a Tide button or a hundred different other brands.  When you press the button the button automatically places an order for the corresponding brand.   400 more words


The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

As I strive to embrace simplicity, turn my back on mindless consumption, and form positive habits in my daily life, I feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle every day. 301 more words


Video: The High Price of Materialism

The fine folks at the New American Dream put out this video about the high price of materialism.   It gives a quick rundown to the lack of psychological well-being that we derive from a life too consumed with consuming.


Why Anti-Consumption?

Anti-consumption is often misunderstood, often taken by some to mean some sort of life trapped in a cabin in some remote mountain, guarded by leagues of pines, concealing your fate to a remote corner of the world.   864 more words


Thoreau and Beavan for Anti-Consumerism

Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man are texts about abandoning societal norms and taking up a lower-impact lifestyle. Both men sought to persuade society to focus more on the natural world around them instead of the developing technological world. 3,573 more words


Book Review: Consumed

Consumed – How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole, Benjamin R. Barber, W.W. Norton, 2007, 406 pg
Benjamin Barber’s sortie against consumerism is sure to reverberate from the glass tower offices of big box USA to the indolent consumer buying… 2,376 more words



Today, I let go of Facebook and Twitter. It was a long time coming. I’d been trying to convince myself that the benefits (access to friends) were worth the costs (brain fry), but it just isn’t so. 494 more words