Campbell, C. (2010). ""What is wrong with consumerism"". Anuario Filosófico, 43 (2), 279-296
Contemporary consumerism is frequently the target of criticisms
by intellectuals, academics, religious spokesmen and commentators.
Five of the more common of these criticisms are selected for
analysis and examination; these being (a) the need criticism (b) the
materialism criticism (c) the addiction criticism (d) the selfishness
criticism, and (e) the irrationality criticism. Each is then shown
either to be misconceived or to lack empirical support.