consumerism

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1. Organized-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices.
2. Doctrine that ever-increasing consumption of goods and services forms the basis of a sound economy.
3. Continual expansion of one's wants and needs for goods and services.

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Those who live simply, keeping few possessions, are often appalled by what they view to be rampant consumerism in others.
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It has been said that the United States has become a society of consumerism, wanting more and more stuff that they don't really need.
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The mall owners were overjoyed to see people were spending money freely and relieved the recent economic downturn had not diminished their customers' rampant consumerism.
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