Consumerism and Values

One recurring theme in this blog has been social critique, and consumerism.   Below are some of the posts on that topic.

2008 Posts

The cult of individual self-interest (May14, 2008)
Intellectuals and Ideology (May 26, 2008)
The Hecticity Culture (June 25, 2008)
Alienation and the Arts (July1, 2008)
Triumph of Will (July 9, 2008)
Consumerism and Fascism (July 10, 2008)
Carneval Consumerism? (July 21, 2008)
Consumer Cathedral (August 2, 2008)
The Core/Void (August 6, 2008)
The Selling of the President (August 8, 2008)
Sexism and Motherhood (September 26, 2008)
The Anti-Christmas (November 30, 2008)
Fascism, American Style (December 1, 2008)
Something for Nothing (December 14, 2008)

2009 Posts

Jon Stewart vs. CNBC (March 8, 2009)
Credit Card Culture (March 10, 2009)
Stewart vs. Cramer (March 13, 2009)
Living in an Era of Crisis (March 18, 2009)
AIG and the Berlin Wall
(March 19, 2009)
Freedom and Risk (March 28, 2009)
Manipulated
(May 9, 2009)
Destroying our Environment
(June 24, 2009)
Consumerism Power and Meaning (July 7, 2009)
Private vs. Public (July 10, 2009)
Cygnus X-1 (July 27, 2009)
Claiming Identity (July 30, 2009)
The New Proud Tower (August 3, 2009)
Collapse Inevitable? (August 14, 2009)
Food Culture (September 7, 2009)
Joy of Conscience (September 11, 2009)
Greenspan’s Confession (October 25, 2009)
Teaching Values (November 30, 2009)
The War on Christmas (December 22, 2009)

2010 Posts

Values and Modernity (January 8, 2010)
Hypnotized Humanity? (January 28, 2010)
Pictures in Our Heads (February 3, 2010)
Media Socialization (March 18, 2010)
Post-Consumerism? (April 5, 2010)
Inside the Financial Crisis (June 2, 2010)
Grab the Christmas Spirit (November 25, 2010)
Child of Vision (December 4, 2010)
Anakin’s Redemption (December 21, 2010)

Please be patient as I update this list for posts after 2010

2011 Posts

2015 Posts
Raising Independent Children (March 5, 2015)
Gay Marriage and the Enlightenment (June 30, 2015)

  1. #1 by notesalongthepath on July 4, 2009 - 04:47

    Thank you for doing what you do, and for sharing your thoughtful perspectives on what is truly important. Please let me know if it would be okay to put you as a link on my blog.
    Thank You.
    Pam B

  2. #2 by Scott Erb on July 10, 2009 - 21:16

    Just got done checking out your blog — very interesting. You can put me as a link on your blog, if I can put you as a link on mine!

  3. #3 by sekanblogger on November 14, 2011 - 13:15

    Glad I visited this page.
    Consumerism makes me extremely disgusted.
    There are good things in life. Most of them don’t involve electronics and plastics.

  4. #4 by sheokhanda on May 18, 2012 - 02:23

    I think I have just located a gold mine for myself.

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