How has the consumerist culture damaged the environment and been a fundamental cause of climate change, disasters, and widening wealth inequality?

1. According to “The story of stuff”: How is “stuff” extracted, processed, distributed, and disposed? What are its impacts—environmental and social?

2. According to the assignments in Part Two and Part Three: How have we been transformed into obsessive consumers?

3. (a) Connecting “The story of stuff” to the assignments in Part Four and Part Five: How has the consumerist culture damaged the environment and been a fundamental cause of climate change, disasters, and widening wealth inequality? (b) On the other hand, what/who do the assignments in Part Two most fundamentally blame for the creation of consumerist culture?

4. According to Part Six: What is the trend in U.S. and global wealth inequality?

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