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Posts published in “Spring 2018 — Consumerism”

The Spending Bowl

Lars Leimkühler looks into the ritual consumption that surrounds Americas favourite holiday. Super Bowl LII has been record-breaking in many regards as both teams accounted…

Seeking a New Path

Sam Bacevich explores economic growth policy in developing nations. David Ricardo’s theory of competitive advantage demonstrates that trade increases consumption for participating countries — subsequently…

Hard Work

Marco Malusà explores the hidden perils of a district of Accra suffering from electronic waste. What happens to discarded smartphones? Where do computers, fridges and…

Planned Obsolescence

An Evil Plot by Manufacturers or the Lynchpin of the Economy? – Blanca Sans. Would you believe that planned obsolescence is not as manipulative and…