Advertising and the End of the World
Program #JHAS003. Recorded in Burnaby, BC on March 01, 2002.It's no accident that the rise of modern advertising coincides with the rise of mass production. As capitalism became better and better at making more and more stuff, it required new methods that would convince people to keep buying. Today's hyper-consumerism is driven by ever more sophisticated advertising and public relations techniques. The specific product is secondary. What they're really selling is lifestyle, ideology and sometimes, even war.
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