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consumerism

1. protection of the interests of consumers
2. advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy

consumerism

  1. the prioritization and promotion of a culture of CONSUMPTION -see also CONSUMER CULTURE, ADVERTISING, TELEVISION.
  2. social movements directed at protecting or advancing the rights ofconsumers. See also CONSUMER MOVEMENT.
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Without land reforms and mass consumption based on egalitarian changes and equal distribution of wealth in the Third World, poverty and underdevelopment cannot be eliminated.
After five years of beverage industry research, surveys and tasting, ArKay was created and developed as a non-alcoholic, whisky-flavored drink for mass consumption.
Patna, July 10 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has declared a rebate in VAT (value added tax) on items of mass consumption so as to give some relief to commoners from the soaring inflation.
Belgium) conceive of global ethics as the search to move beyond relativism toward a renewed conception of ethics for late-modern society and the attempt to grapple with such global problems as the one-sidedness of "economic globalization," the generalized environmental crisis, worldwide social and cultural disintegration, the rise of racisms and xenophobia, the disruption of social protection, and the growth of media dictated mass consumption.
Credit financing is a critical aspect of the rise of mass consumption in the twentieth century.
PACKED with dance remixes of chart hits from Rihanna to Pussycat Dolls, this is a light-hearted fun compilation for mass consumption.
He's communicative, but his spirit certainly isn't watered down for mass consumption.
Now, whether you regard it as a critique of mass consumption or not, anyone would agree, healthwise, it was stupid thing for Ms Takahashi to do.
Yet major biotechnology companies continue to harness the science of genetic modification (GM) to alter, splice and generally disrupt the genetic blueprints of living plants and animal organisms in order to produce crops, seeds and other products for mass consumption and profit.
When asked about what retailers can do to promote their drinks fixtures, Thresh feels that in a world of mass consumption, there is a shift towards something different, something individual.
According to them, record companies are only packaging one type of artist for mass consumption and that's the sexist, hedonistic gun-toting thug.
We also see more and more mass consumption and massive advertising campaigns aimed at selling food that has too much salt, fat and sugar targeted at young people.