How has the old concept of “keeping up with the Joneses” changed?
Schor refers to the second structural feature that creates too much consumption as “the ecological bias.” What does she mean by this and arrive at
this position. Do you agree with her that it is serious? Explain why you agree or disagree with Schor’s contention that consumption has become a
social competition. How has the old concept of “keeping up with the Joneses” changed?
Do you agree that it is difficult for individuals to resist or drop out of the consumption competition? Explain why or why not.