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
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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
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