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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overconsume.
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So everyone feels they have to have it and then everyone overconsumes it.
In particular, asymmetries in property rights may exacerbate global pollution as the North (with well-defined property rights) overconsumes underpriced resource-intensive products imported from the South