Here’s something to pass the time while we await the Fed’s announcement of a quarter-point rate hike. A few years ago, there was a meme that traveled from blog to blog whereby the author searched Google for the phrase “name is” (where name was the author’s name). The results were, of course, posted to his or her blog.
Digging up the meme from the grave, let’s find out what “consumerism is.” (Note: you must include the quotation marks when performing your own something is search.)
Consumerism is a term used to describe the effects of equating personal happiness with purchasing material possessions and consumption.
Rampant mass consumerism is so evil. Hey, can I have a sip of that Frappucino?
Consumerism is what emerges when we are duped into having desires that we would not normally have.
The consumer class needs to be provided with the necessary information for them to begin publicly challenging the notion that consumerism is the only way to live.
Capitalist Consumerism is Destroying Us.
Consumerism is the myth that the individual will be gratified and integrated by consuming.
Consumerism is economically manifested in the chronic purchasing of new goods and services, with little attention to their true need, durability, product origin or the environmental consequences of manufacture and disposal.
The bottom line: Consumerism is working in these plans, with costs moderating while maintaining access to needed care, including preventive and chronic care treatments.
I thnk that’s enough.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published September 20, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.