Consumerism from an economic perspective
As long as people think that society depends on everyone have a concern yourself at the expense of others, you will not find any means of warning. It seems that there is nothing to give one's sense of self-interest as consumption does, all that the individual needs at the moment of insecurity is to make an inventory of his property in order to assure himself that he is a glorified creature and essential.
To possess or not possessing this is the essence of consumerism in the West, the engine of capitalism. It is a strange foundation for any civilization, but an effective foundation. 90% of the labor force in America for example, is directly or indirectly in the business of producing consumer goods and services.
Consumer products are what we are. As these products travel to countries that have less or nothing of these products, and come with them wanting to get more, until you find this country someday itself, by buying , spending and own or not.
So it is not that the motive of possession is without advantages, nor because its work is accompanied by remorse, or a moral reconsideration, which is part of the consumer process.
We don’t know only how we own or not, but also how it is in both directions, with regard to the ethical effects of excessive appetite.
In an era, especially an era such as our time for economic prosperity, those who follow the point of view of the consumer blame to provide a sense of guilt as a painkiller.
Even our expressions of remorse have a two-edged effect. We are talking about moral bankruptcy and emotional poverty when we criticize the wasteful culture of spending, as if soul issues like other commodities are better understood using financial terminology.
In her article (films and selling desire) Molly Hascall points out that people are in permanent and often tragic condition of nostalgia. Edward Lotvack writes in his article (Consumption for Love) about the desire to make the poorest people who have no savings and incomes small, borrow to death. The desire is paid for consumption and there is one way to begin to understand this broad, enjoyable, painful and finally destructive motive, which is to simply understand that we have a desire.
The word of desire comes on a regular basis, for example, Lotvack is seen a consumption is a form of addiction as a substitute for caring for the family. Juliet Shore discusses in her article (what is wrong with the consumer society?) the ambition gap that has to do with the burden of will. Bill Mckeban says in his article (consumption of nature) that for us, all things revolve around desires. Mills are called consumerism by the famine of the soul.
In some of his writings on the consumption of literature, Andre Shefreen explains that books are like dry goods on shelves. It is stated that a decision on a book is now based on the simplest criterion.
As the media are supporting so much of the consumer's desires, the press itself should be aware of the result of what it has done: storage store.
Susan Levine says: We need a charter of rights of consumers for news.
Consumption if organized in our lives, it will produce fruits of this:1. In order to preserve our financial revenues2 - the refinement of the human soul and its cow for the extravagance3 - months of responsibility towards the family and towards society4. Preserving natural resources from waste5 - Reduce the effort exerted by human energies that contribute to the production of consumer goods6. Protect the environment from pollution7 - Before all that is mentioned that God ordered his slaves to moderation in all things
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