consumerism


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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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3) Similarly, the annual Co-operative Bank Ethical Consumerism Report showed that every household in the U.
If mere persuasion could dismantle consumerism or replace it with something better, it would have done so by now.
He hopes the location will highlight the negative effects of consumerism on society.
Organised since 2002, the Consumerism Competitions, is a half-year long programme for the public, especially aimed at school children and school consumer clubs, to raise awareness on consumer rights and education.
The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism and ConsumerMedical share the common mission of empowering patients to navigate the healthcare system and make the best medical decisions for themselves and their families," said David Hines, CEO and Founder, ConsumerMedical.
The HealthCare Consumerism Superstars and Innovators program rewards and encourages continued business creativity that will positively alter our health care landscape," Field added.
Rittenhouse argues that consumerism is an existential meaning strategy, and therefore has been misunderstood by every major attempt to confront it.
Oddly, Bauman is quiet on the role of transnational actors--such as nongovernmental organizations that promote human rights, ethical trade and consumerism, and corporate responsibility--in shaping planetary politics.
This similarity, Miller contends, is what allows consumerism so easily to co-opt religious fervor.
This article contrasts the secular and Catholic literature on consumerism and its implications for liberty.
Understood in yet another sense, consumerism is a way of life.
The dynamics of commodity and consumerism are revealed in chapters which lend particularly well to study group discussion.

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