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overconsumption

Definitions

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  • noun Excessive consumption

Etymologies

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over- +‎ consumption

Examples

  • But the more Americans obey these orders, the worse things look for China in the short run, since American overconsumption is exactly what has kept those Chinese factories a-hum.

    China's Way Forward

  • But the more Americans obey these orders, the worse things look for China in the short run, since American overconsumption is exactly what has kept those Chinese factories a-hum.

    China's Way Forward

  • The real problem with the big-screen televisions is that, like Hummers or McMansions, they offend the sensibilities of many in California's political class, to whom the notion of overconsumption is sinful.

    City Journal

  • We've seen evidence lately that "overconsumption" is at least as often caused by doctors ordering extra tests and procedures to bump up their profits.

    The Cato Institute's Daffy Health Care Ideas

  • Imagine what the totals are for the Western world combined: Scary and revealing stuff that makes the word "overconsumption" seem like a gross understatement.

    Peak Food: Blaming the Victims

  • In dismissing the idea of overconsumption they say: “But the overall level of consumption is not the source of the problem.

    Herman Daly Festschrift~ The world is in over-shoot and what to do about it

  • Agreed that in today's economy, "overconsumption" and "excess" are now dirty words, for a number of reasons.

    Marketing Profs Daily Fix

  • The idea is to toggle the 'overconsumption' box in yellow in the lower chart above to the 'sustainable consumption' box in the upper chart above, in such a way as it causally flips the entire lower chart to the upper chart, and, voila -- we're saved.

    How to Save the World

  • • Do you agree that "overconsumption" is now a dirty word?

    Marketing Profs Daily Fix

  • The very names of these drinks alone can—in spite of any cognitive damage provoked by their overconsumption—resuscitate all-too-vivid memories of specific social occasions.

    The English Is Coming!

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