Earlier this week, Alberta Primetime dropped by our casa to interview Julie about the first few weeks of Buy Nothing Year.
Check out this segment aptly titled Consumer culture where Naomi Krogman, a University of Alberta professor, and economist and author Mark Anielski weigh in on the topic and help contextualize it from an economic and cultural perspective.
What do you think? Are we doing something “counter cultural”? Do you consider yourself to be a “conscious consumer”? What attachments do you have that would be hard to get rid of? Do you believe Mark’s case that relationships improve quality of life over material goods? Do more “choices” make you happier?