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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