Consumption and Our Identity
We are all consumers of essentials like food, water and heat, but why has consumption become a defining feature of our lives? With Frank Trentmann, Lyla Mehta and Eduardo Gómez.
What has been driving up the global levels of consumption – need? Government policies? Or, a hunger for social status? Bridget Kendall asks the historian of consumerism Frank Trentmann, the sociologist Lyla Mehta and the political scientist Eduardo Gómez to share their thoughts.
(Photo: People consuming tapas)
60 second Idea to Improve the World: Slow Down Leisure
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