University was my choice in 2008. The economic crisis was not. Understanding the implications of what a credit-crunch meant at the time went unnoticed (at least for me) due to my ignorance at the time. 795 more words
Tags » Consumerism
Amazon, who first pioneered on-line book-selling and has rapidly developed a retail platform for selling almost anything, is undoubtedly the number one on-line retailer and just last year pushed its way into the 2014 US top 10 retailers ranking (Schultz, 2014). 755 more words
I like commodities, you like commodities; everyone likes commodities! How consumerism and individualism have changed society (with some minor digressions).
Tangled in a complex web of relational connections, consumerism and Western culture come as an inextricable pair. It is not only the West either that has been infected by the ethos of consumerism, oh no, but increasingly other traditionally non-Western regions too. 5,746 more words
In the UK at the time of writing, there appears to be a handful of issues that are seemingly inexpungible from the media limelight; they are tireless and of unceasing appeal. 18,773 more words