consumerism consumerism  /kən ˈsu mə ˌrɪ zəm/


  1. (n) the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
  2. (n) a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers


  1. Big movies and other cultural products have evolutionary roots

    Epic battles, whirlwind romances, family feuds, heroic attempts to save the lives of strangers: these are stories guaranteed to grace the silver screen. According to new research, that's not lazy scriptwriting, that's evolutionary consumerism.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. bswift Announces Executive to Lead Wellness & Consumerism Strategies: Brad Wolfsen

    CHICAGO, IL --(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - bswift , a leader in cloud-based technology and services for employee benefits and health exchanges, announced today the addition of Brad Wolfsen as Executive Director of Exchange Solutions. As a key member of bswift's executive team, Wolfsen will be responsible for bswift Exchange Solutions, plus wellness and consumerism strategies to support bswift ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. Truven Health Analytics Invited to Present Workshop on Healthcare Consumerism at America’s Health Insurance Plans ...

    Truven Health Analytics™ has accepted an invitation to deliver a session on healthcare consumerism at America’s Health Insurance Plans Institute 2013. The pre-conference wor
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "Yet this is not the case. People continue to die of hunger and thirst, disease and poverty, in this age of plenty and unbridled consumerism. Some people remain enslaved, exploited and stripped of their dignity; others are victims of racial and...
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Toronto Star

  2. Castro said Obama's proposals for letting well-off Cuban Americans help poorer relatives on the island amounted to "propaganda for consumerism and a way of life that is unsustainable."
    on May 26, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Adam Smith, Chief Executive, commented: "Given the increasing share of the retail market being taken by ethical consumerism together with the continued rapid growth of online retail sales, we remain confident and excited about the prospects for...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Adam Smith Source: Reuters

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