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Adolescence and the consumer society.

Introduction: At present, information and media literacy are frequently discussed subjects in the library setting. This translation of Tourev’s « Adolescence et société de consommation » is offered in this light. 646 more words

Methods to live more sustainable

I am going to try to answer a very multi-dimensional and complicated question in simplified terms. You do not have to do all of the things I am going to mention. 334 more words


David Grossman on consumer society

The values and horizons of our world, the atmosphere that prevails in it and the language that dominates it, are dictated to a great extent by what is known as mass media, or mass communication.

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Commonplace Book

Economics Is Hard

I’m a big fan of our consumer society; to me, it’s a no-brainer.  Ever since the Phoenicians discovered that people were willing to trade silver for a useless purple dye, the obscene amounts of cash produced by conspicuous consumption have propelled our world.  415 more words


Is Minimalism Just Another Brand of Capitalism?

In a culture of overconsumption where you’re constantly the target of ads being slung at you like piss in prison, Minimalism seems to be the perfect antidote for quelling our consumptive urges. 631 more words


Emrys Westacott: The Simple Life

Why less is more — more or less.

The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from Socrates to Thoreau, from the Buddha to Wendell Berry, thinkers have been peddling it for more than two millennia. 1,002 more words

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