Discuss the effects of Consumerism.
•Demonstrate awareness of grammar and usage conventions in academic writing Sources Below are the sources you may cite in your essay. You may not use any other outside sources in your essay. Background Sources  1.Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal Consumption Expenditures by Major Type of Product. To access the table, click: Section 2 ˃ Table 2.3.5.  2.EPA. National Overview: Facts and Figures on Materials, Wastes and Recycling | US EPA. 3.The Atlantic (video). America’s Dopamine-Fueled Shopping Addiction. 4.School of Ideas (video). History: Consumerism. 5.Experian. A Look at U.S. Consumer Credit Card Debt. Discussion Sources 6.Kendra Pieere-Louis. How to Buy Clothes that Are Built to Last. 7.Ann Patchett. My Year of No Shopping. 8.David Cain. We Are Not Materialistic Enough. 9.Ilya Pozin. The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences Not Things. 10.Sandra C. Matz, et al. Money Buys Happiness When Spending Fits Our Personality. 11.Matt Weeks. UGA report: Minority groups driving U.S. economy. 12.Ester Bloom. How ‘Treat yourself’ Became a Capitalist Command. 13.Leslie T. Chang Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China′s workers 14.Charlie Osborne. How digital consumer empowerment changed the way we buy. 15.Zoe Gannon and Neil Lawson. The Advertising Effect: How do we get the balance of advertising right. (pages 12-22; download the free .pdf from this site) 16.Alice G. Walton How poverty changes your mind-set. 17.Alden Wicker. Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis 18.Paul Kiel and Annie Waldman. The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods. 19.Rachel Botsman. The case for collaborative consumption 20.Nick Routley. The Influence of Instagram. 21.Lisa Marshall. Unboxing videos fueling kids′ tantrums, breeding consumerism | CU Boulder Today. 22.Terry Nguyen. How regular people are using Amazon affiliate links to make money. 23.Stephanie Grob Plante. Shopping Has Become a Political Act. Here’s How it Happened. 24.Suzanne Moore. If getting back to normal means mindless shopping, forget it. 25.Alan Yuhas. They prepared for the worst. Now everyone is a prepper. If you are having trouble accessing any of the New York Times articles, please follow these steps: 1. Go to http://cwi.edu/current-students/library 2. Under the “Find It” menu, click “Databases.” 3. Using the alphabet at the top, click on “N” and scroll down to “NYTimes.com Pass” (Access for one year) and follow the instructions there. You will need to use your CWI e-mail address.   English 101 Outcomes Assessment Policies and Procedures The OA Essay This essay counts towards your course grade, but it also is the Outcomes Assessment (OA) essay. The CWI English Department uses the OA essay to assess student proficiency across sections. The process is explained in detail in the Outcomes Assessment Policy section of your course syllabus. This assignment serves as the Written Communication Signature Assignment for this course. Writing the Essay