The Waste Makers

by Vance Packard
The Waste Makers
  • ISBN-13: 9781935439370
  • Author(s): Vance Packard
  • Subject: Social services & welfare, criminology|social issues
  • Publisher: Ig Publishing
  • Imprint: Ig Publishing
  • Publication Date: 15-12-2011
  • Format: p/b

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A pioneering work from the 1960s about how the rapid growth of disposable consumer goods degraded the environmental, financial and spiritual character of western society. It exposed the increasing commercialisation of American life, when people bought things they didn't need or want. It also highlighted the concept of planned obsolescence, the 'death date' built into products. This prescient study predicted the rise of consumer culture and features an introduction by bestselling author Bill McKibben.
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A pioneering work from the 1960s about how the rapid growth of disposable consumer goods degraded the environmental, financial and spiritual character of western society. It exposed the increasing commercialisation of American life, when people bought things they didn't need or want. It also highlighted the concept of planned obsolescence, the 'death date' built into products. This prescient study predicted the rise of consumer culture and features an introduction by bestselling author Bill McKibben.

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