Features related to consumerism

  • April 22, 2014

    Climate change is a collective problem demanding collective action the likes of which humanity has never actually accomplished. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2014 | Blog

    The cultural critic says the deep state is symptomatic of a neoliberal revolution, where misguided economics drive politics and the welfare state is gutted. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2013 | Q&A

    Annie Leonard, director of The Story of Stuff, says reusable water bottles and canvas shopping bags are not enough. Continue reading

  • November 26, 2012 | Money & Politics

    In this Moyers Moment from 2007, political theorist Benjamin Barber describes the holiday tradition of getting consumers to buy things they don’t want or need. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2012 | Blog
    With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, Demos looks at how increasing wages in the retail sector would improve the overall economy.
  • April 20, 2012

    In an excerpt from his book, Ross Douthat says preacher Joel Osteen embodies “the refashioning of Christianity to suit an age of abundance.” Continue reading

  • May 15, 2009 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

    How better educated consumers are the key to building a more sustainable economy. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

    Artist Chris Jordan explores feelings about consumerism with his incredible garbage photographs that attempt to quantify how much stuff Americans throw away each minute. Continue reading