The purpose of this discussion is to help you understand the growing
concerns surrounding consumerism and how this concept is applied to
varied contexts. Prepare and post a response to the following prompts:
- Describe consumerism. Describe a specific context and explain what consumerism means in the setting.
- What is planned obsolescence? What role does planned
obsolescence play in consumerism? Describe one product or service and
explain how planned obsolescence is incorporated into its design. Note:
Do not use the same product or service that a classmate has already used
in a previous post.
- What are your personal beliefs and biases about consumption?
- Having separated your personal beliefs and biases, use
ethical theories and concepts to present how you feel about consumerism
and planned obsolescence as societal issues.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
Support your claims with examples from the required resources and/or
other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style
as outlined in the Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.