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The High Price of Materialism

In this short animation, 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.


Learn more here http://www.newdream.org/resources/high-price-of-materialism-further-reading

This entry was published on August 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm and is filed under Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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