Category Archives: consumer behavior

While nearly all accredited scientists in the world agree that Global Warming is in fact a real happening, can every natural weather disaster be blamed on humankind’s use of fossil fuels? The burning of fossil fuels, the practice of deforestation, and the

While nearly all accredited scientists in the world agree that Global Warming is in fact a real happening, can every natural weather disaster be blamed on humankind’s use of fossil fuels? The burning of fossil fuels, the practice of deforestation, and the

Stocking up, running out, and waiting for more… Contingent Consumerism

Consumerism in America usually follows a typical pattern: consumers buy goods when they either want or need them and they tend to stay within their own budgets. Yet when Hurricane Sandy threatened to rip New Jersey apart, this typical pattern

Stocking up, running out, and waiting for more… Contingent Consumerism

Consumerism in America usually follows a typical pattern: consumers buy goods when they either want or need them and they tend to stay within their own budgets. Yet when Hurricane Sandy threatened to rip New Jersey apart, this typical pattern

Whats the deal with Wal-Mart?

People in today’s consumer culture are surrounded by many stores to buy products from supermarkets to other stores. Out of all the stores none are as powerful and as big as Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart was founded in 1962 by Samuel Walton.

Whats the deal with Wal-Mart?

People in today’s consumer culture are surrounded by many stores to buy products from supermarkets to other stores. Out of all the stores none are as powerful and as big as Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart was founded in 1962 by Samuel Walton.

Consumerism Out of Power

The recent tragic events of Hurricane Sandy have shown us just how vulnerable we are as consumers in todays day in age. When the lights went dark, we completely shifted how we saw, consumer and valued everyday items. Our dependence on

Consumerism Out of Power

The recent tragic events of Hurricane Sandy have shown us just how vulnerable we are as consumers in todays day in age. When the lights went dark, we completely shifted how we saw, consumer and valued everyday items. Our dependence on

Hurricane Sandy: Mutual Aid and Community…From the Heart or the Facade?

In recent years, New Jersey has gained a reputation as the “arm pit of America.” It is stereotyped as the breeding ground of reality stars, guido muscle heads, and drunk college girls. Yet in the past month, New Jersey’s citizens have

Hurricane Sandy: Mutual Aid and Community…From the Heart or the Facade?

In recent years, New Jersey has gained a reputation as the “arm pit of America.” It is stereotyped as the breeding ground of reality stars, guido muscle heads, and drunk college girls. Yet in the past month, New Jersey’s citizens have

Shopping and Climate Change

After Hurricane Sandy this past October, questions have risen over whether or not the “superstorm” was a result of climate change. While global warming has been a well publicized issue, the United States has done little to talk about it,

Shopping and Climate Change

After Hurricane Sandy this past October, questions have risen over whether or not the “superstorm” was a result of climate change. While global warming has been a well publicized issue, the United States has done little to talk about it,

Climate Change – Politics, Government and Consumerism [A]

It’s one of humanities tragic flaws, that disasters such as super-storm Sandy or past environmental catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina are the only means of illuminating difficult truths facing our world. As the article published in Bloomberg demonstrates, climate change

Climate Change – Politics, Government and Consumerism [A]

It’s one of humanities tragic flaws, that disasters such as super-storm Sandy or past environmental catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina are the only means of illuminating difficult truths facing our world. As the article published in Bloomberg demonstrates, climate change