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hyperconsumption

Definitions

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  • n. Excessive consumption of goods (as a sociological phenomenon).

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ consumption

Examples

  • But their "hyperconsumption" effectively torpedoes any chances they would have at accumulating real wealth, which typically requires spending significantly less than you earn and investing the difference.

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  • While the highest rates of consumption have historically happened in wealthy regions like the United States and Europe, most developing countries now have a rising “consumer class” that is increasingly adopting the same patterns of hyperconsumption.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Faced with the same decision, Europe veered towards the first option, prioritizing social and individual health and well-being over hyperconsumption.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • You and I happen to live during a period when this confusion feeds and is fed by an extraordinary hyperconsumption of material things from all over the world.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • One of them built an electric car, and then shelved it the minute the Bush administration decided that hyperconsumption was an "American way of life," as White House puppet Ari Fleischer once explained.

    Scott Thill: Let Them Eat Hummers

  • So, in the process of funding our permanent war economy and paying for our hyperconsumption consumer pig-out (using mostly money borrowed from abroad), we end up flooding the world with the dollars we use to pay for all this.

    Threats to the American empire, from an engineered bankruptcy?

  • We may be at the end of our hyperconsumption here in the United States.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2009

  • In a decade fueled by hyperconsumption and paranoia, some musicians stood out by balancing cultural relevance, technological innovation and raw lyrical and sonic power.

    Wired Top Stories

  • It's a curious move: Williams 'tune "List of Demands" is an anti-poverty anthem that blasts hyperconsumption and the human wreckage it leaves behind.

    Scott Thill: Infecting Nike, Initiating Obama: An Interview With Saul Williams

  • So what can we say to that small minority of environmentally conscientious, leisure loving people who want to consume less and work less – especially work less at the corporations and manufacturing companies that are largely responsible for this hyperproduction and hyperconsumption and all the pollution and greenhouse gasses thereby produced?

    If productivity has tripled, why are we working ever longer hours?

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