The Negative Effects of Consumerism

The Negative Effects of Consumerism

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Jjkoo
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Jjkoo

why consumerism will lead to obesity ? hmm..?

Chi
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Chi

Will the air pollution get better if consumers decrease? Please answer this question, thanks.

Teetu
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Teetu

Not necessarily…consumers don’t really need to be decreased but…if we take a step towards helpful measures like planting trees, protecting trees, reducing use of vehicle,so on….the condition of air may get better….
Hope my reply was helpful

bee
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bee

But let’s not forget that with increased consumer demand, comes the greater need for more land to meet the demand. Hence, leaving little land to plant trees and in a fast-paced era, one can only risk to avoid vehicle usage and getting fired from their jobs for getting late consecutively.

Joseph
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Joseph

I like your analysis however I can’t help but think you’re confusing consumerism with capitalism. Consumerism isn’t just about “consuming”, its about doing what’s best for the consumer. If given the chance, I believe most people are educated enough now to make a positive decision for both their and the worlds health. Capitalism has led to the rise of corporations that continually cut cost in order to meet larger expectations from investors and to line their own pockets. Many of these corps create their own demand, creating new markets with the “next big sell”. Government oversight is supposed to regulate… Read more »

liea
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liea

They cut costs because Consumers want Cheap Products, They need to make profit and be able to produce Cheap products. Look around you, people go crazy for a bargain. Black Friday and Boxing Day is a classic example of this.
Not all Capitalism is corporate Greed, there is small Businesses and Big Businesses that try to produce the quality over quantity. Tesla is an example.
The alternative is to have the Government own all the capital and if you think they are corrupt now then they will be even more corrupt when they own all of the profits.

Lindsay
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Lindsay

What about the effects of consumerism on our mental states?
https://www.businessinsider.com/consumerism-is-making-us-depressed-2012-4

ashffah
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ashffah

what about its complexity on sustainable development

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