Baker, Katie
June 2009
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);6/15/2009 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 153 Issue 24, p12
This article discusses the ideas presented by evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller in his book "Spent." This book describes the possible evolutionary advantages posed by consumption that demonstrates conscientiousness and agreeableness in addition to more conspicuous forms of consumption. A trend in consumption favoring organic and fair-trade goods, which appears to confirm Miller's ideas, is noted.


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