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“There is no future for a society of self-absorbed individuals”

Cormac Burke | 15 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, family, generosity
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?


iWant! iWant! iWant!

Zac Alstin | 01 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Apple, consumerism, iPhone
Is the hype over iPhone 6 an icon of our infatuation with consumerism?


Finding a role for the foodie

Zac Alstin | 01 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, foodies, philosophy
Why do some people dream about food so much?


Western Society: Reinforcing our Selfishness?

Marcus Roberts | 06 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: altruism, children, consumerism, materialism, selfishness


A decade of Polish hopes and fears in the EU

Christopher Garbowski | 24 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Communism, consumerism, European Union, Poland, Ukraine
The legacy of long years of Communism dies hard.


Black Friday makes for a black hole

Mary Sheehan Warren | 29 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: consumerism, fashion
After a weekend like this last one, where does one even begin?


It’s not all sweet for kids in Sweden

David Quinn | 16 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, parenting, work-life balance
A UN report on British children makes Sweden sound like family heaven. Is it?


The 24/7 shopping days of Christmas

Mariette Ulrich | 15 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christmas, consumerism
Last Saturday, I was out shopping and saw a big sign that read: Only 14 more shopping days until Christmas! I thought this was rather bizarre, to say nothing of ironic. After all, how does one define "shopping day" in a culture where many stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?


Read-only: iPad as a consumer device

Marcus Gilroy-Ware | 03 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, democracy, iPad
The iPad could have played a major part in the shift towards a more democratised, read-write culture. But it hasn’t happened: why not?


Scary stuff

Katie Hinderer | 29 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, Halloween, United States
47 million Americans will don costumes this Halloween - and that’s just the adults.


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