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Always say yes to the giftwrap

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Can some festive paper and a bow change our outlook on shopping? There’s a reason to never refuse a storekeeper’s offer to gift-wrap a purchase—even if it’s just a pair of socks or a bag of peanuts, and even if it’s not a gift for anyone.  350 more words

Try Again, Canada Goose

WILL RILEY (GRADE 12)

This past winter I wanted to get a new jacket. After realizing how damn expensive insulated jackets are, I decided I could survive a couple more years with my super stylish middle school ski jacket. 631 more words

Pop Culture

Critical Debates, Week 2 pt 2: The Repackaging and Consumption of Identity through “Dolls of the World”

Carol Magee is an associate professor at The University of North Carolina and specialises in African contemporary art and culture. In her essay “Ghanaian Barbie and the Fashioning of Identity” she discussed the consumption of racial and ethnic representation through Mattel’s Barbie: Dolls of the world series. 664 more words

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The Portrayal of Consumer Culture in Bret Easton Ellis' 'American Psycho'

Bret Eason Ellis’ American Psycho is the evocation of a society dominated by mass media, consumer indulgence and the futile search for identity within it. In the hyperbolic expression of its most extreme characteristics, the text subverts traditional expectations of psychological coherence and deconstructs the notion of a literary ‘hero’ striving for maturity and growth. 1,368 more words

Essay

Amazon: The 21st Century’s Greatest Monopoly

ZOE LEE (GRADE 12)

The Gilded Age was filled with corruption—“gold on the outside, but poop on the inside,” as my history teacher put it last year. 791 more words

Consumer Culture

Consuming Production: A Thought-Bubble

^Look how happy this guy is to be at work, in his lovely, bright, open plan office! 

Ever since Adam Smith, our economy has had consumption as its goal: production is geared toward the consumption of what is produced as the driver of economic growth. 220 more words

Economics

The Illusion of Endless Choice in Online Dating

In the article, ‘What If I Never Find Love?’ Phillippa Perry examines the answers given by the Google search engine, and many pertinent points are revealed. 593 more words