[ENOUGH, ANTI CONSUMERISM CAMPAIGN]
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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS ANTICONSUMERISM?

Some brief definitions


HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
A guide to the basic arguments


CHAMPAGNE & POVERTY
Statistics of inequality


THE MECHANISMS OF INEQUALITY
How and why global wealth is unfairly distributed


BUT WHAT ABOUT JOBS...?

GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE, OR: FOOLS SELDOM DIFFER
Anticonsumerist thinking from literature


OVERCONSUMPTION: A SCIENTIFIC VIEW

HOW CAN WE CHANGE CONSUMERISM?

IF WE NEED TO REDUCE OUR CONSUMPTION, HOW HIGH IS A SUSTAINABLE STANDARD OF LIVING?

DUCKING THE ISSUE?
Anticonsumerism and the major campaigning agencies


WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Is anticonsumerism a threat to our quality of life?


THE ANTICONSUMERISM CAMPAIGN

FURTHER READING, RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

CAMPAGNING RESOURCES, LEAFLETS, SPOOF PRODUCTS AND IDEAS FOR ACTION

This booklet was conceived, written, plagiarised, edited, rewritten,re-edited, illustrated, laid out, printed, folded and stapled by; Chayley Collis, Stuart Cooper, Paul Fitzgerald, Jane Lawson,Jonathan Purkiss, Joseph Ryan and Anna Thomas.
And stuck on the Net By Devin

With many thanks to; Ethical Consumer magazine, Manchester Area Resource Centre and The Media Foundation.


THIS BOOKLET IS AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN WHY...

. . . any proposed solutions to the problems of world poverty, environmental destruction and social alienation will fail, unless they also address the role that the consumerist lifestyle plays in creating these problems.

. . . in a world of limited resources, a system that advocates an ever-increasing level of consumption, and equates such consumption with personal well-being, economic progress and social fulfilment, is a recipe for ecological disaster.

. . . if we in the wealthy nations want to see a just, stable and sustainable world, we are going to have to confront the issue of how unfairly it's resources are distributed in favour of a wealthy minority

. . . it is a myth to insist that rejecting consumerism also means rejecting our basic needs, our technology, our stylishness, or our quality of life.

[Global Excess]

" To achieve sustainable
development and a higher
quality of life for all people,
states should reduce and
eliminate unsustainable
patterns of production and
consumption..." (our
emphasis)
Principle 8, The Rio
Declaration on Environment
and Development, 1992


WHAT IS ANTICONSUMERISM?

To contact the 'Never Enough?' campaign you can Email:- ethicon@mcr1.poptel.org.uk
Or if it is concerning Web Development Issues:- Devin@envirolink.org

You can also Snailmail to:
Enough,
c/o Owric,
One World Centre,
6 Mount street,
Manchester M2 5NS.
England
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