Category Archives: CONSUMERISM

CONSUMERISM

Obesity as lifestyle choice

Al Jazeera

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A Palatable World: Three ways the way we eat can save the planet

By Benjamin Pauker Foreign Policy “On a personal level,” says Bittman, “people can move away from junk and processed foods and animal-central products. Even eating 10 percent less of these things could make an enormous change.” Mark Bittman: Why We … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Solicited by City Hall for Dolores Park San Francisco

By Kevin Montgomery Uptown Almanac A slew of information obtained through the Sunshine Ordinance revealed that the SF Department of Recreation and Parks both neglected local businesses and put little thought into the commercialization of city parks. As you may … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s Dismal Future

Capitalism’s Dismal Future, by Paul Mattick, The Chronicle Review, March 13, 2011           A homeless man named Roger panhandles in New York City, Spencer Platt, Getty Images Apart from the patently nonreality-based dissent of its Republican … Continue reading

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Worst Company In America

Here is this year’s lineup for The Consumerist’s WORST COMPANY IN AMERICA:

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Must See: Inside Job

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The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

By Ronnie Cummins Organic Consumers Association, Jan 27, 2011 “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”   –  Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the … Continue reading

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FDA recalls ‘Nuclear Sludge’ candy bars

FDA recalls ‘Nuclear Sludge’ candy bars By Andrew Restuccia – 01/14/11 03:33 PM ET If you hadn’t already thought twice about eating Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge candy bars, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just gave you good reason to … Continue reading

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The Invention of Money

THIS AMERICAN LIFE Five reporters stumbled on what seems like a basic question: What is money? The unsettling answer they found: Money is fiction. In other words: MONEY IS OVER IF YOU WANT IT

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The Limits of Consumption

By John McKnight and Peter Block HUFFINGTON POST The essential promise of a consumer society is that virtually all satisfaction can be purchased. This promise runs so deep in us that we’ve come to take our identity from our capacity … Continue reading

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