American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
- n. The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
- n. Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.
- n. A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
- n. A materialistic attachment to possessions
- n. An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
- n. the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
- n. a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
- consumer + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Evolution and applications of the term consumerism: theme and variations.”
“This happens in consumerism, when people are ensnared in a web of false and superficial gratifications rather than being helped to experience their personhood in an authentic and concrete way.”
“America should make more stuff but America should buy less stuff because consumerism is bad. jimbo Says:”
“It requires strengthening the social fabric of neighborhoods, communities and social movements so that we have more occasions to talk to one another as citizens because if we don't -- in the absence of meaningful democratic citizenship, the illusion of consumerism is likely to get the better of us.”
“We were going to go in, come out and be done with it, a simple exercise in consumerism without going overboard.”
“Is rampant consumerism is essential to sustain economic growth?”
“In So Sexy So Soon, Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne teach us about how commercialization and consumerism is quickly destroying childhood.”
“A business that sells useless objects and encourages consumerism is not sustainable.”
“It also represents the consequences of our belief that we have no limits to growth and that consumerism is good.”
“Their increasing reluctance to consume means marketers will need to focus their efforts on emerging markets where consumerism is still king, Quelch says.”
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