The Rise Of Consumerism

So much of the issues we find in society can be traced to consumer goods and our need to consume. Property followed the industrial revolution in the early part of the 1920’s we saw this change in the Roaring 20’s when opulance was met by the need for better and more beautiful things. Cars where available to most Americans we leaned in class that “Fordism” was in every Americans mind.

Today the amount of consumer goods is astronomical and the demand is great we want things and lots of them. A large sector of manufacturing has left America and shifted to other parts of the world were other people make things for us. We don’t know who makes what or under what conditions we simply buy.


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