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What is consumerism? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, consumerism is the promotion of the consumer’s interests; the theory that an increasing consumption of good is economically desirable; also: a preoccupation with and an inclination toward the buying of consumer goods.

Now you can disagree, or agree, with whether it is right or wrong for our economy to depend on consumerism as a sign of economic strength. If you are interested in learning more about consumerism and how it affects our economy, take a look at the list of resources I put together. Browse through them and let us know what you think. Are you for an increased consumption of goods via consumerism--which in this sense means equating personal happiness with the purchasing material possessions and consumption? Or do you lean towards the idea of anti-consumerism

Let us know what you think!

--Makenzie

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