Consumerism is imperative to our culture's paradigm.
According to Gene Huang, FedEx chief economist and a Shanghai native, the Chinese emerging middle class and growing consumerism will continue to seek goods and luxury items from the rest of the world.
In the 1960s and 1970s, crocheting a bathing suit allowed a woman to express individuality even while swimming, and shirk consumerism as well.
The economy strengthened, buying on credit started, and consumerism increased with the automobile at the top of the list.
As children become more eco-conscious, this is a good way to encourage that sensibility as a check against consumerism.
After the second world war, the idea of mass consumerism and a convenience-based economy took hold.
Consumerism Commentary has an overview and description of the cards it believes are the best.
In the days before consumerism, people were very mindful of what they bought or acquired.