What is a “consumer society”, how does it differ from other forms of industrial society?
“Consumer society” is a new stage in the development of a state-monopoly industrial society. This stage is characterized by the dependence of society on the consumption of as many goods as possible. When the purpose of people’s lives becomes the consumption of life, goods. This is facilitated by the country’s economic system (market economy) and ubiquitous advertising. Such an alignment is very beneficial for the state, because it contributes to the development and prosperity of the country’s economy as a whole; 1) Corporations that provide mass production of consumer goods are fighting for the consumer market and pay huge taxes to the budget; 2) Modern technology greatly facilitates the life of housewives; 3) People who are tired of the monotonous, routine work in the office, at the factory, are happy to arrange shopping for themselves, which is a mental release. “Consumer society” differs from other forms of industrial society in that this stage is characterized by the growth of the well-being of the population and the dependence of human life and the country on the consumption of as many goods as possible.