Book Discussion on Consumed

Professor Barber talked about his book, Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, published… read more

Professor Barber talked about his book, Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole, published by W.W. Norton. In this sequel to his Jihad vs. McWorld, he argues that consumer capitalism today is engaged in the manufacture of needs, not goods. He argued that corporate advertisements encourage childish behavior such as impulsivity and entitlement, rather than responsibility and good citizenship. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Barber, Benjamin R. Professor University of Maryland, College Park->Department of Government and Politics
  • Kirk, Becca Bookseller Politics and Prose Bookstore

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Book Discussion on Consumed

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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 23, 2007
Last Aired:
Sep 3, 2007

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  • Apr 23, 2007 | 4:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2007 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2007 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2007 | 12:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2007 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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