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The Cost of the Good Life

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Inflation of expectations – Sep. 12, 2003

This article looks at consumption trends in home electronics, real estate, travel, cars and events, using the early 1960s as a reference for the current day. The author mentions an anti-consumerism movement and refers to the book, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf and the accompanying PBS special, Affluenza.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .