consumerism

Podcast
Jul 9, 2014

George Monbiot on The Pricing of Everything

Redeye
In the annual lecture at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, George Monbiot challenges the idea that it's possible to put a price on nature.
Book Review
Jul 10, 2014

Exploitation of the invisible hands that do all the work

Eleanor J. Bader
Does rampant consumerism make us view those who harvest our food, sew our clothes and assemble our electronics as invisible? 'Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy' argues yes.
Podcast
Dec 23, 2013

Tips for simplifying the holiday season

Redeye
Sarah Baird of the Center for a New American Dream shares some suggestions about how to resist the urge to buy a lot of stuff for our loved ones at Christmas and do something more meaningful instead.
News
Dec 20, 2013
photo: flickr creative commons from asenat29

Holiday gift guide

Jessica Rose
Trust us, you don't have to be a craft expert to avoid consuming this holiday. Here are just a few of the many ways to keep your holiday gifting sustainable, ethical and economical.
News
Dec 20, 2013
photo: flickr creative commons Melissa Eder

Why we shopped second hand

Jessica Rose
For the second year in a row, my dad's side of the family committed to buying second hand, which meant combing thrift stores, vintage boutiques, flea markets and antique stores for the perfect gift.
Blog
Nov 29, 2013

Why not boycott the NFL?

Meghan Murphy
While the white, male left focuses on consumerism and 'Buy Nothing Day,' they conveniently ignore the sexist, corporate NFL.
Event

Same Old Wal-Mart?

Jul 17, 2013
Good Times, Bad Times Tea Shop
1421 Bloor St. W.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 41.5788" N, 79° 31' 20.7048" W
Ontario CA
A discussion of the high price of low cost in the era of the Bangladesh factory disaster, plus film screening.

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