I. I can see why Tim Barker thinks that my career as a contrarian is over. Here I am defending consumer culture — in his terms, “the culture of capitalism” — so how can I be speaking truth to power? As he knows, the power to which I have been speaking all these years is […]
James Livingston teaches History at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He is the author of Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment,
and Your Soul (2011).