consumerism

Jefferson Exchange | January 7, 2014 | 9:00
10:50 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Fighting Off A Case Of "Affluenza"

Credit Berrett-Koehler Publishers

John De Graaf describes rampant consumerism in the context of his favorite term, "Affluenza."

When do we cross the line between striving and accumulating? 

In a consumer society, it can be hard indeed to resist the tidal forces driving us to buy bigger, better, and more.  Of ANYthing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 11, 2013
10:56 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Just Like Mom Said, "Sharing Is Good"

Credit New Society Publishers

Beth Buczynski explains how sharing works, with a big assist from the Internet.

It's not just financial necessity that gets people thinking about sharing more things in their lives. 

Opening closets, cupboards and attics reminds us just how much STUFF we collect over the years. 

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