Xmas is coming. This really is a perfect time to discuss consumerism. If we can't criticize something unless we're perfect ourselves then this skating board will cease to exist for lack of topics.
My Chinese friends pick on me re: my consuming habits and it's a good thing. In return, I don't think it's wrong to pick on my family and make them consume less.
Anyway, back to consumption and consumerism:
How Thanksgiving Became the Holy Day of Consumerism: Echoes