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Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off

Consumerism and its antisocial effects can be turned on—or off | political consumerism | Scoop.it

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental. “We found that irrespective of personality, in situations that activate a consumer mindset, people show the same sorts of problematic patterns in wellbeing, including negative affect and social disengagement.

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Ethical Economy. The New Redistribution Of Value : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture

Ethical Economy. The New Redistribution Of Value : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture | political consumerism | Scoop.it

Ethical consumerism, fair trade, socially responsible investments and corporate social responsibility are all phenomena on the rise. At the same time there are also virtual and local currencies and peer-2-peer rating systems that make the creation and redistribution of value in globalized social communities that share a set of common values, more real.


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The end of consumerism?

The end of consumerism? | political consumerism | Scoop.it

The sharing economy takes advantage of connected mobile technology to allow people to rent things temporarily that they either don't need to own permanently or can't afford.


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