And I wonder how many conservative voters believe our hopes for the future are defined by so-called past greatness that included violating agreements with Native Americans, the slavery of African Americans, the monopolies and abysmal working conditions of the Industrial Revolution, the losses of American lives in two world wars, the nuclear threat presented by the Cold War, a failed war in Vietnam, the Nixon administration and the conspicuous consumption
of the 1980s.
Our lifestyle of conspicuous consumption
and waste is difficult to curb.
* The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption
in International Relations
Previously an austere and constrained Confucian society, she says, Korea in the 18th and 19th centuries--under a surge of enticing new imports from China--began moving toward widespread consumerism and even conspicuous consumption
. She covers changing times: the ascent of the professional class; dalliances with objects: the expansion of material culture; moving the art market: the chungin as artists, patrons, and middlemen; plum trees bloom: new directions in flowering plum painting; and saving the soul of Korea: the chungin in the modern period.
Their conspicuous consumption
drains national budgets.
In our country we see conspicuous consumption
and, resultantly, unnecessary spending.
JUNIOR CIVIL SERVANTSbrThere are those engaged in conspicuous consumption
here in Kenya.
Considering the change in consumption patterns as consumers display a heterogeneous structure both globally and within national boundaries thanks to their difference in socio-demographic, economic and cultural characteristics; the objective of this research is to address the effect of individual cultural values on conspicuous consumption
through brand consciousness.
Consumers' irrational purchasing behavior is epitomized by conspicuous consumption
, impulsive consumption , addictive consumption  or habitual consumption .
New housing developments full of labour-saving devices somehow didn't compensate for the rat-race of competitive consumer society where conspicuous consumption
took the place of intellectual and emotional fulfilment.
A new cigarette being sold in Tehran is wrapped in edible gold leaf as a stunning example of conspicuous consumption
The increased flow of information over personal digital devices may also contribute to the sense of deprivation, as people see the conspicuous consumption
of others on a more frequent basis.