Statistics, compiled by the New Road Map Foundation, describing USA consumption patterns and their effects on our personal lives, the lives of other human beings and the environment. A path is pointed toward hopeful beginnings of a new frugality mov
So concerned about over-consumption, David has become a ghost (recognised, but having little effect), living on under US$900 per year while buying everything and sharing housing. It's a real-life economics experiment.
The basic arguments about anticonsumerism are well known amongst the established, mainstream charities and campaign groups who seek to eradicate global poverty or curb environmental damage. Yet you won't hear about it much from them. Here's why.
Taking the view that the rich nations of the world are fundamentally damaging the planet and themselves in the pursuit of material acquisition, it raises the question, "How much is enough?" Rather than just buying green or ethically-produc
What is it that makes human beings behave in an acquisitive manner? Human nature? Or is it mass marketing and advertising that makes people believe that they can't brush their own teeth without the help of an electronic gadget?