—conspicuous conservationism n.
—conspicuous conservationist n.
—Talin, "Conspicuous Conservation," Wired. July 1, 1997
But if conspicuous conservation began to gain favour among the middle classes — where social esteem came from, say, a good stint at the local skills-barter exchange, rather than from another new stereo or car — then wouldn't one key plank of 21st-century consumer society be kicked away?
—Pat Kane, "Stop the materialistic world I want to get off," Scotland on Sunday, March 10, 1996
The prediction of changes was made Thursday by Theodore J. Gordon, president of The Futures Group, a research organization, at a conference on consumers and spending.
—Louise Cook, Associated Press, May 19, 1977
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