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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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"The influence of consumerism cannot be underestimated in patient engagement strategies as the industry drives toward personalization," Hal Wolf, director, information and digital health strategy at the Chicago-based The Chartis Group consulting firm, says, and further explains, "Patients wear three hats: citizen, consumer and patient.
Plato's Republic subjects consumerism to a trenchant philosophical critique.
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The model of economic existence just described is reinforced in the business pages of every newspaper, and in the daily reportage of nearly every broadcast and web-based financial news service, and it has a familiar name: consumerism.
It's the state's twist on Buy Nothing Day, a 2-decade-old statement against consumerism that started in Vancouver and is now marked on the day after Thanksgiving in some places in the U.S.
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