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Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
Global Social Problems - Consumerism
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    • 1. ConsumerismSergio FernandezLandon PattersonAndrew HatchJeff Rohrbach
    • 2. Introduction of the FinancialCrisis We continue to face a global economic crisis that began in U.S markets in 2007. Nearly 5 years later our economy is still struggling to recover. Has affected almost every country in the world. This is the first “Global Recession”
    • 3. What Actually Caused theFinancial Crisis? The following were the main reasons markets collapsed in 2007:  Cheap Money  Lax Credit  Booming Housing Market  New Financial Products  Huge Enconomic Deficits
    • 4. What I took from the“Occupy” Experience Gave me a notion of what people actually understood, and what they don’t. I felt like many people didn’t really know what the cause of the financial crisis was, and just blamed it on Wall Street.
    • 5. How do we begin to solve thefinancial crisis? Most viable solution would be for Government to encourage businesses to re-invest in the U.S. Economy through:  Hub Zones  Tax Breaks  Publicity  Inflow of cheap funds to money markets.
    • 6. Great Pacific Garbage Patch• Trash trapped by the North Pacific currents • Pelagic plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris• Estimated size: up to 5,800,000 sq. miles – 8.1% of the pacific ocean• Located between 135 degrees W and 155 degrees W
    • 7. What I learned Most of the environmental issues we see today can be linked to consumption 37 percent of species could become extinct due to climate change Our constant need for consumption has led us to the current state of corporate corruption  Occupy Wall Street
    • 8. Reflection of Project Connection of our consumerist culture and current state of affairs First hand view of Occupy Austin Movement Trash kills We are the problem, not the CEOs.  Stop consuming, they don’t get paid
    • 9. My Research Global Financial Crisis of 2008 Financial gap between classes Occupy Movements Wide variety of opinions
    • 10. What I learned FinancialCrisis did not affect just the United States Small steps in education can be the solution People are not willing to change
    • 11. My Semester Research Consumerism is caused by us We cannot accept a simple life Impossible to stop, we can only improve
    • 12. Occupy Austin Experience Starting to die down Most people were just looking for something to do Some did have legitimate causes

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