Category Archives: Consumerism

Theater of Exploitation

The excellent US website run by Wayne Grytting, American Newspeak, recently had this to say: “An estimated 10 percent of an average 2-year-old’s vocabulary is made up of brand names…!” We can naturally assume that he is talking of American … Continue reading

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Children (and others) need protection from charlatans

Many years ago on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of the city’s famous West End entertainment and theater district, there used to be stalls selling “Canned London Fog”. This was a wheeze intended to gull American tourists and hicks … Continue reading

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