At some point one would think that the captains of capitalism would recognize that their failing model which requires ever more consumers to shore it up must change. Apparently not however. Year in year out and with each passing month there are multiple reports, efforts, and initiatives launched, aimed at ensuring that even the least quarters of humanity step up to the plate and either become consumers or if already a consumer – told to consume even more!
The most recent conventional philosophy of consumerism is that consumption has a social justice aspect. Economic inequality means that the poorer folks are not contributing enough to the economy due to their low consumption, “Widening inequality hurts the economy because low wages mean less of the consumption that drives business growth and creates jobs.”