Topic: "Consumption & Production"

The rise of “consumerism”-based societies, the ‘rat-race’, and how both affects our physical & psychological health. Also examined are unethical production of goods and services, the profound impacts on the environment, and solutions to decreasing the influence of consumption and materialism.

What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS is about Collaborative Consumption, a new, emerging economy made possible by online social networks and fueled by increasing cost consciousness and environmental necessity. Collaborative Consumption occurs when people participate in organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping, and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden, and lower environmental impact.

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Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Benjamin R. Barber March 17, 2008 Amazon Book Description: An apt sequel to Benjamin R. Barber’s best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a wrenching portrait of how adult consumers are infantilized in a global economy that overproduces goods and targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers. Driven by a frantic imperative [...]

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Enough Is Plenty: Public and Private Policies for the 21st Century

Enough Is Plenty: Public and Private Policies for the 21st Century

Ann B. Ryan
What would it be like if we put human and planetary well being at the centre of all our decision making? Enough is the basis of a rewarding contemporary answer to that question.

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