The Story of Stuff presents a simple analysis of consumerism and consumption cycle

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A video by Annie Leonard has, according to the New York Times, become a big hit in classrooms across the nation.  The Story of Stuff describes the consumption cycle with simple language and stylish, easy to follow illustrations, highlighting the pitfalls of the system.  This amazing video promotes sustainability and responsibility over thoughtless consumption and corporate greed.

Even if you think you’ve seen or read something similar before, be sure to take twenty minutes and watch it.  It will definitely make you think, and help you realize how big of a role the consumer plays in our profit-focused economy.

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2 thoughts on “The Story of Stuff presents a simple analysis of consumerism and consumption cycle

    • That video makes some valid points, as well as some ridiculous ones. Just watch the original video before you watch any critique, “definitive” or otherwise. Decide for yourself what you think the video is about and what it is promoting.

      When I first watched the video, I didn’t see it as the creator of the “definitive critique” did. IMHO, people who watch a video about sustainability and call it “Marxist indoctrination” are much more politically slanted than Annie Leonard.

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