Posted by: whatrosewrites | August 10, 2013

Advertising Poverty

Insightful and accurate, we need to recognize how manipulated our society has become (on the whole) and prevent it from affecting us and our children. Recognition (spelled out clearly in this article) is a crucial first step.

Think with a Hammer

All advertisements you see on TV, newspapers, magazines or the Internet, use some common keywords: cheap, discount, sale, % off, $x less, etc. The first idea that comes to mind is that there is an opportunity one should grasp and take advantage as soon as possible. But being bombarded by these advertisements can have other consequences, some of them are quite well-known: consumerism, obsession with buying, getting confused, overwhelmed and so on. But there is still one other less-discussed consequence on people with low to medium income: feeling poor.

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