Cost of Consumerism

Before the new year hit, I heard an interesting piece from NPR’s World View about the costs of consumerism. It seems that the end of the 20th century has proven that capitalism is superior to communism, but we have to be careful not to think that this means that capitalism doesn’t have and cause problems that we must address. This show really challenges us to consider the special mixture of American consumerism and capitalism.

Today, we go back to our Critical Thinking on Capitalism series with an environmentalist who’ll tell us the way we do business is killing the planet, and we’ll hear from a political scientist who says we must change what we value in order to “prosper.” Also, Human Rights contributor Doug Cassel looks at global poverty and capitalism since the fall of the Soviet Union.  

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