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Americans like to shop. Jackie Lay of The Atlantic explores this trend and stumbles upon some disturbing insights. Be warned: This video exhibits consumerism at its most crass. Lay explores the biological and historical roots of America’s shopping addiction and sketches what it means for individuals and the globe. Although she highlights a growing social shift, it may not be unraveling fast enough to veer Earth away from a crash course with disaster.
About the Speaker
Jackie Lay is the art director for video and an animator at The Atlantic.