Air Date: 6–13-2023
Today, we take a look at the struggle to act ethically, at least by our own measure if there's not a universally-agreed standard to compare with, relating to the purchase of both the necessities of life we all need as well as the more luxury items that get added on top.
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Origin of "no ethical consumption under capitalism"
What once was a statement of fact, now has been taken as an excuse to essentially be a consumer without even thinking about the ethics involved of what you were buying.
Secrets of Dumbledore and Hogwarts Legacy aren't enough to save this franchise
Alternate thoughts on the ethics of consumption within capitalism
So, there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism. Does that mean there’s no value to movements like slow fashion, eating local, and Fairtrade?
This is a conversation about how and why The Good Place exists and what it reflects about The Odd Place in which we actually live. Unlike a lot of conversations about moral philosophy, this one is a lot of fun.
We live in an era of increased skepticism towards capitalism. But is participating in capitalism inherently antithetical to living an ethical life? Or is it possible to act ethically within a capitalist system?
A video essay on modern day ethics as discussed in the Netflix show The Good Place. Focusing in particular on the notion of ethical consumerism and individuality from a sociological perspective.
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Conscious consumerism focuses on making positive decisions throughout the buying process, with the intention of helping to balance some of the negative impacts that consumerism has on the planet.
My 17 yr-old and I have noticed an unsettling trend on social media: folks choosing to take the concept of "No ethical consumption under capitalism" as a license to give up when it comes to trying to make ethical purchases for our bodies and our homes.
Ch. 11: Response to cohousing episode
Ch. 12: Final comments on why people being misled into unethical behavior gives me hope
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions)
Description: White text in a funky font says “There is no ethical consumption under capitalism.” in quotation marks on a black background.
Credit: Design by A. Hoffman using "BM Kirang Haerang" font.
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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