Shopping Culture Evolution


Apparently, consumerism is just a contextual framework away from being considered a symbol of democracy. And, it’s not only considered a “cornerstone of democracy,” by some people, but a “civic obligation in American society.”

Giuliani was big into this idea back in 2001, following the September 11th terrorist attacks, even saying, “’Freedom to shop is one of the fundamental liberties terrorists want to deprive us of.’” Fast-forward to the start of the recession back in 2008 and participating in the fashion industry via consumerism was economically encouraged. Either way, consumerism has been getting packaged differently through the years and you can offer your opinion here.

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →