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Affluenza and Opening the American Mind: The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things

American retailers have a problem. It used to be that retail stores could buy their merchandise, then “pile it high and watch it fly” out of the store. Now, in what some analysts think is a sea change in consumer behavior, Americans have begun buying fewer things. Instead, we’re spending more of our money on … Continue reading

Hashtag Is Not a Breakfast Dish

So is social media making us all one big happy human family? Are we all friends now that we’re on Facebook — or are we fake friends who’ve been fooled into exposing our personal interests so companies can market to us? Most of us – a billion-plus – have made our peace with Facebook.  It’s not … Continue reading

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