Does money buy happiness?
In a capitalist society, people are encouraged to buy more and more products because they are in a society where conspicuous consumption, which is the action of buying expensive items to display wealth and income rather than to cover real needs, is put forward. It means that even if someone does not need a certain product they will buy it anyway if it allows to make a statement about their social class. It is actually a kind of competition of who is the wealthiest. Moreover, this can also be referred to as materialism because people are according... [+] Read more