consumerism


Do you have a right to repair?

Karl D. Stephan | 21 November 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Apple, consumerism, property rights


Pricing babies out of the market

Veronika Winkels | 06 October 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: consumerism, cost of children, parenthood


The sweatshirt that lasts 30 years

Shannon Roberts | 21 August 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: consumerism, environment, over-population


How lifestyle diversity contributes to inequality

Michael Jindra | 31 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, entertainment media, family culture, inequality
There's more than economics at play in poverty.


Have yourself an avaricious Christmas

Thomas Pietsch | 17 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: capitalism, consumerism, work
How the consumer economy makes a virtue out of sin.


Huxley’s 21st century utopia

Emily Watson | 03 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Brave New World, consumerism, sexual revolution
How does today's consumerist culture compare with the Huxleyan World State?


We are all rich men now

Zac Alstin | 10 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, lifestyle, money
Is love of money really the root of all evil?


Only Apple’s magic could sell its vastly overpriced watches

David Glance | 13 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Apple, consumerism, marketing, technology
The cheapest watch costs $499 (in Australia). A competitor costs $89. Why?


“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?


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