(AN ADVANCED READING LESSON)
We are reaching that time of year when people in western countries start spending exorbitant amounts of money on holiday food, decorations and costumes. This trend is illustrated nowhere better than in the USA.
This week’s lesson is about conspicuous consumption and the holidays, specifically Halloween.
It’s based on the two-minute introduction of this podcast: The dark side of holidays: hashtagged and branded
And this article from The Conversation: Half a billion on Halloween pet costumes is latest sign of America’s out-of-control consumerism
I hope you enjoy this lesson and perhaps reconsider pet costumes this year!