Think Capitalist Consumerism is Bad? Wait Until You See Political Consumerism

The parallels are strong—and troubling.

A common worry voiced by critics of our modern, market-driven economy is that capitalism leads to — and depends on — consumerism. For capitalism to sustain itself, corporations need us to always be buying whatever it is they sell. They thus work to make consumerism…

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Political ethicist. Writer. Podcaster. Free Market Buddhist.

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Aaron Ross Powell

Aaron Ross Powell

Political ethicist. Writer. Podcaster. Free Market Buddhist.

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