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(56 min., 1997, VC 3060)

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BBC News headline, Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday sales rush.

"Black Friday" sale
28 November 2008

of related interest . . .

Shop 'till you Drop (52 min., 2010, DVD tba)

Eisenberg, Lee. (2009). Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What. NY: Free Press.

Anthropocene: Have humans created a new geological age? -- BBC News (10 May 2011)



Af-flu-en-za n. 1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. 2. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by dogged pursuit of the American Dream. 3. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth. 4. A television program that could change your life.

"Uses personal stories, expert commentary and old film clips to illustrate the causes and consequences of consumerism in American society."


Affluenza -- PBS

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"Affluenza": A Review -- by Gary Foreman

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Compulsive Buying Disorder (CBD): Oniomania

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