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consumerism

noun
     
Related topics: Trade, Politics, Policies
con‧sum‧er‧ism [uncountable]
1PPP the belief that it is good to buy and use a lot of goods and services - often used to show disapproval:
the growth of consumerism
2PPBBT actions to protect people from unfair prices, advertising that is not true etc
consumerist adjective

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