Culture

The High Price of Materialism

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how a culture of consumerism undermines well-being.

Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life. Buy the book The High Price of Materialism here. Animation by Squid and Beard Produced by the Center for a New American Dream

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