“Consumerism has a religious day called Black Friday.”
The American Consumer
A consumer is a person who pays to consume a product or service. The idea of consumerism is the idea that it's beneficial for people to spend a good percentage of money on these goods or services.
The Controversy Behind Consumerism
Many believe that consumerism is a scam with no progression behind it. If people provided their own goods and withdrew from the constant purchasing of new and shiny items, these companies would begin to collapse. People believe modern day trends are a direct link to support the scams of keeping the clothing companies up and running. Companies are raising the pricing and lowering the quality. A famous television show South Park covered the ignorance behind consumerism in their episode Margaritaville.