Blog
Meghan Murphy | Are there certain things women should have accomplished and purchased by the time they turn 30? Meghan Murphy critiques a list by Glamour.
Podcast
Ian Hussey, Kyle Dupont | While fair trade channels more income into agricultural communities, it ultimately fails to address the colonial capitalist structures that produce the impoverishment of farmers on an ongoing basis.
Podcast
Jane Williams | British Prime Minister David Cameron attributes the recent riots in England to irresponsibility and selfishness. Faiza Shaheen thinks a lot of other factors came into play.
Activist Toolkit
| Buy Nothing Day is an international day of demonstration against consumerism.
Book Review
Niranjana Iyer | In Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Peggy Orenstein argues that inborn gender biases (if any) are now hugely amplified, even distorted, by today's culture.
Book Review
Trevor Norris and Gavin Fridell | In his new book, Dr. Trevor Norris explores the impact of consumerism on politics and education and charts the increasing presence of commercialism in schools.
News
Three Continents, 2009 by El Anatsui
Cara Waterfall | The Ghanaian sculptor reworks rubbish into traditional-style hangings to unearth the future from the rubble of consumerism. An exhibition of his influential work is on at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Blog
Murray Dobbin | If there was any doubt -- there wasn't -- that Canadians were whistling past the debt graveyard unconcerned about their and their children's futures, reports in the past two days put them to rest.
Book Review
Radical Homemakers
Katie O'Connor | Imagine a world where well educated men and women choose to reject the high stress, consumerist corporate world in favour of tending to kith and kin. Shannon Hayes introduces the "radical homemakers."
Podcast
Jane Williams | The shopping mall has been with us for about 70 years. The mall’s founder was Victor Gruen, a socialist escaping from Nazi-occupied Austria.
Podcast
Jane Williams | The average American spends 6 hours a week shopping but only 40 minutes a week playing with their children. John de Graaf says these are the symptoms of a malaise called affluenza.
Podcast
Jane Williams | Ben Davis says shopping and giving to charity aren't a good mix. Davis is the creator of the world's first open-source brand.