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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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If the latter appears to be nothing more than a simple consumerist practice motivated and impeded by market incentives and practices, then the political processes should change and adapt accordingly.
Perhaps the most hysterical overreaction to globalization has been led by Ralph Nader's consumerists.
It tells the story of the early victories of consumerists and environmentalists and the Fortune 500's ferocious and well-funded response during the 1970s and 1980s.

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