ConsumerismSergio FernandezLandon PattersonAndrew HatchJeff Rohrbach
Introduction of the FinancialCrisis We   continue to face a global economic  crisis that began in U.S markets in 2007. N...
What Actually Caused theFinancial Crisis? The    following were the main reasons markets collapsed in 2007:    Cheap Mon...
What I took from the“Occupy” Experience Gave      me a notion of what people  actually understood, and what they  don’t....
How do we begin to solve thefinancial crisis? Most viable solution would be for Government to encourage businesses to re-...
Great Pacific Garbage Patch•   Trash trapped by the North    Pacific currents    •   Pelagic plastics, chemical        slu...
What I learned Most of the environmental issues we see  today can be linked to consumption 37 percent of species could b...
Reflection of Project Connection    of our consumerist culture  and current state of affairs First hand view of Occupy A...
My Research Global   Financial Crisis of 2008 Financial   gap between classes Occupy    Movements Wide   variety of op...
What I learned FinancialCrisis did not affect just the United States Small steps in education can be the solution Peopl...
My Semester Research Consumerism    is caused by us We   cannot accept a simple life Impossible   to stop, we can only ...
Occupy Austin Experience Starting   to die down Most     people were just looking for something to do Some   did have l...
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    1. 1. ConsumerismSergio FernandezLandon PattersonAndrew HatchJeff Rohrbach
    2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. My Research Global Financial Crisis of 2008 Financial gap between classes Occupy Movements Wide variety of opinions
    10. 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. 11. My Semester Research Consumerism is caused by us We cannot accept a simple life Impossible to stop, we can only improve
    12. 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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