Anne Leonard Consumerism

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Q1 The original intent of consumerism was to boost the economy in periods of stagnation in the US. During this period, this was an acceptable option as it led to greater levels of development that would help the future generations. Business owners and manufacturers were given more power as demand increased. It is often said with great power comes great responsibility, however, for these manufacturers, the responsibility was no longer to the economy but to self. Greed and the selfish motives behind increasing production have led to this new unethical model of consumerism. There is a limited amount of resources available in the world and Anne Leonard was right to suggest that we should only take our share. The current model of consumerism portrayed

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