Although there are effective alternatives to animal testing, it still remains the number one form of pharmacological testing simply because of convenience. The number of companies, from cosmetics to cough syrup, that still test on animals greatly overpowers the number of companies that don’t. In accordance with the basic laws of consumerism, there are more people buying products tested on animals because there are more of those products out there and because of this, we have been unable to eradicate the use of all animals as our “guinea pigs”.
The most important thing that people should take from my topic is that hoarding is a syndrome that many people suffer from. Hoarding has many forms such as animals hoarding. It is usually generated from family or a traumatic event. Consumerism has had a large impact on hoarding in more recent years but it is not the main ‘cause’ of hoarding.
From my research on EBSCO I found multiple articles on hoarding. The three I decided to research were about differentiating hoarding and OCD, the similarities between hoarding and ADHD, and hoarding in children. In the first article I read I found that there are multiple tests used to measure OCD and hoarding.
Today in Economics class we were watching a video discussing the "affluenza epidemic" in America. It covered all of the causes and effects of why Americans spend so much money, and yet still feel like they need more.
Then, while I was driving home after school in my shiny black Audi, I thought how ironic it was that we watched such a strong video on one of America's biggest days for consumerism; Valentine's Day.
Reflecting on the Super Bowl and it's long history of famous ads and products, I begin ponder the question what is true influence of advertising of a person everyday life ? It is clear to see advertising influence is all around the modern day individual from movies to television,newsprint,billboard postures.
I just want to write about Christmas and consumerism and how I think that now, more than ever the line between what Christmas should be about is more skewed than ever. In these dull economic times, it has become more and more apparent that the global economy is very dependent upon American buying power.