Category Archives: Consumer Society

BGH Monsanto

In 1994, a pharmaceutical company named Monsanto began the production and distribution of a bovine growth hormone (rBGH) named Posilac, which received FDA approval earlier that year. The use of this controversial hormone became a centerpiece of public debate as

BGH Monsanto

In 1994, a pharmaceutical company named Monsanto began the production and distribution of a bovine growth hormone (rBGH) named Posilac, which received FDA approval earlier that year. The use of this controversial hormone became a centerpiece of public debate as

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

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

Advertising as a Reflection of Social Realities

Football is America’s sport and nowadays the American sports fan is locked into the T.V. during Sunday- game day. The lifeblood of the NFL business machine is the advertisements that flood the sports fan as he/she is turned into their

Advertising as a Reflection of Social Realities

Football is America’s sport and nowadays the American sports fan is locked into the T.V. during Sunday- game day. The lifeblood of the NFL business machine is the advertisements that flood the sports fan as he/she is turned into their

Organic Food

What does it really mean to be organic? Does it mean natural? Does it mean healthy? Or is it just a trending lifestyle that many Americans are living by without the proper knowledge? The question “what does organic mean” has

Organic Food

What does it really mean to be organic? Does it mean natural? Does it mean healthy? Or is it just a trending lifestyle that many Americans are living by without the proper knowledge? The question “what does organic mean” has