The Gospel of Consumption, The Zuckerberg Tax, Teaching Money to Preschoolers and Carnivals

church of consumerism

Here are some of the articles that I came across this past week that peaked my interest:

The Gospel of Consumption: This is an interesting read about how companies figured out how to make us the consumers that we are. “By the late 1920s, America’s business and political elite had found a way to defuse the dual threat of stagnating economic growth and a radicalized working class in what one industrial consultant called ‘the gospel of consumption’ — the notion that people could be convinced that however much they have, it isn’t enough.” I think this, along with the dual premise that consumption somehow makes us happy, are two assumptions to get rid of if you

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5 Responses to The Gospel of Consumption, The Zuckerberg Tax, Teaching Money to Preschoolers and Carnivals

  1. John | Married (with Debt) says:

    Thanks for the inclusion. That Gospel of Consumption looks intriguing. I’m headed over to read it now.

  2. Thanks for including us! You have a great collection of articles here. Can’t wait to dig through them!

  3. LMN says:

    I”m trying to detach from my “stuff”…just watch an episode of hoarders and you will be scared straight! I do love the save money on-line…that has become my new habit. It drives me nuts when friens and family do not do their homework before making an on-line purchase!

  4. Thanks for the mention of the festival of frug!

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