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conspicuous consumption

  • n  buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
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  • First Person: I’m Not Interested in Being a Conspicuous Consumer
    Ostentatious expenditure isn't just something reserved for the extremely wealthy. In fact, according to, conspicuous consumption, otherwise known as "keeping up with the Joneses" has brought excess to the suburbs. As a middle-class suburbanite, I see conspicuous consumption all around me. I have friends, acquaintances and neighbors who go on expensive vacations, buy new cars and have ...
    July 1, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Finance
  • First Major Exhibition to Explore Extravagant Domestic Collecting Practices of Spanish Colonial Elite
    The first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives, power struggles, and collecting practices of Spain's New World elite brings together approximately 160 exceptional works in a wide range of media that illuminate conspicuous consumption and domestic display in the colonial era. Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 will debut at the Brooklyn ...
    July 1, 2013 - Newswise

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