Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Consumerism”

Affluent Yankees Demand Cuba Classic

The ‘Times Square was better with pornos and druggies’ crowd whines about the opening of Cuba

Posted December 18th, 2014

Ben Edelman Nation

A fast food worker says Edelman is far from alone in his jerkiness

Posted December 11th, 2014

No Shopping on Thanksgiving

A holiday movement to punish greedy retailers who make their employees work on Thanksgiving

Posted November 24th, 2014

Comcast Owns Your Soul

Via Mark Berman at The Washington Post comes this painful, but all …

Posted July 16th, 2014

Amazon & The Cost Of Consumerism

Over the weekend, the Times published a balanced story about the continuing …

Posted July 15th, 2014

The Consumerization Of Human Life

I went from the Browser to read this Financial Times article about …

Posted July 12th, 2014

White As The New Black

From the Rap Shirts For White People website, this one is perfect …

Posted June 2nd, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell Vs. Amazon

The New York Times is doing a good job of keeping readers …

Posted May 31st, 2014

The Death Of Sears

Edward McClelland argues that the decline and oncoming fall of a great …

Posted April 16th, 2014

Do Not Buy Apple TV

Our household god is Steve Jobs, by which I mean that we …

Posted January 18th, 2014

Impiety In Our Time

The Smoking Gun reports: The owner of a Michigan party space has …

Posted January 16th, 2014

Jon Rowe & The Common Good

From a Timothy Noah review of a new book about the commons, …

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Thin Skin & Dry Asparagus

You cannot make this up: A dried-out batch of asparagus has touched …

Posted July 18th, 2013

The Sign In The Window

Erin Manning — who is, in case you don’t know, an observant …

Posted July 18th, 2013

Restricting Big Gulps Is Racist

True, according to the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation: [New York City] …

Posted January 24th, 2013

The Curse Of Upselling

Yesterday my mom asked me to stop by the hamburger joint and …

Posted December 28th, 2012

When Black Friday Comes

The rise of #BlackFriday as an institution deepens my worries about America’s …

Posted November 23rd, 2012