It was interesting to see how Best Buy was having a particularly successful season. The shelves were pretty well-emptied, and it was only by chance my sister was able to find the two DVDs she did: it was like searching for needles in a haystack. Where the haystack is Best Buy. And instead of hay, there are hundreds of shelves where DVDs should be.
This is my third and final consumption scan! Scattered with a tad more humor than the last two I’ve written, I hope you enjoy it. The link can be followed here: http://simmonsworldchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/consumption-scan-3-best-buy.html
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But the gist of the message is consistent: Much of the wealth gap in the world is to blame for the belief that we, as first world citizens, own the planet and its precious resources, in the same way big corporations “own” our representatives in government. This pompous nature may be mildly empowering, but it is mainly debilitating.
For the next section of Simmons World Challenge, I had to watch “The Story of Stuff” and “Doing Better with Less”. Read about the wealth gap, consumerism, and social efficiency. The link to the Blogspot on which my thoughts and analyses are posted is below. Enjoy!
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