Consumerism



a modern movement for the protection of the against useless, inferior, or dangerous products, misleading advertising, unfair pricing, etc.
the concept that an ever-expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.
the fact or practice of an increasing consumption of goods:
a critic of American consumerism.
Contemporary Examples

Porton: Playboy has always had links to consumerism—products such as stereo equipment and high-end scotch.
Hugh Hefner’s Legacy Richard Porton July 28, 2010

How do you feel about the current relationship between art and consumerism?
Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel Marlow Stern December 16, 2014

There are still headwinds for these American icons of consumerism.
Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon William O’Connor December 26, 2014

After all, the film, opening Friday, riffs on the obscenity of consumerism and the self-loathing it breeds.
What Happened to Demi? Gina Piccalo April 14, 2010

We must make it known that we have had enough of consumerism tainted with misery and blood.
The Fashion Victims of Bangladesh Bernard-Henri Lévy May 7, 2014

The Siegels are just one colorful chapter in the story of consumerism that has fascinated Greenfield.
‘The Queen of Versailles’: Lauren Greenfield’s New Documentary Lorenza Muñoz May 22, 2012

A healthy sense of leisure … consumerism has brought us anxiety, [causing us to lose a] healthy culture of leisure.
Call Him ‘Poprah’: Pope Francis’s 10 Commandments for a Happy Life Asawin Suebsaeng July 30, 2014

consumerism: the Purest Kind of Politics On Black Friday last year, shoppers in an Arkansas Walmart rioted over a $2 waffle iron.
Must Read Novels: Ballard, Dybek, and Krasznahorkai Jacob Silverman, Malcolm Forbes, John McIntyre April 22, 2012

The message is clear: the road to consumerism leads to the loss of innocence and sexual autonomy.
‘Mad Men,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Americans’: Reading Prestige TV Dramas as YA Fiction Alyssa Rosenberg April 9, 2013

“The whole world of culture is so connected now with the world of consumerism,” he says.
The Past Is Present in Arcadia Janice Kaplan March 15, 2011

noun
protection of the interests of consumers
advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy
n.

1944, “protection of the consumer’s interest,” from consumer + -ism. Also, “encouraging consumption as an economic policy” (1960). Related: Consumerist (1965, n.; 1969, adj.).

A movement in the United States that seeks to protect consumers against shoddy or improperly labeled products. (See Ralph Nader.)

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