Everyday ads are shoved in our faces. From the moment we log into our Facebook accounts, scroll down our Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and RSS feed—we see dozens of things marketed to us. Telling us about things we wouldn’t think we need but suddenly would because it says we need it.
With ad-trackers constantly on our trail, they are now tailored-made for us. It’s strange; Why is our search information so important and why is no government officials protecting it?
A report by NPR News (National Public Radio) states consumers made up two-thirds (66%) of the U.S. economy in 2008. By 2017, it was reported by the Foundation for Economic Education that consumers had accounted for 70% of the U.S. economy. The numbers continue to rise.
Our money is vital, it drives the economy. When we choose not to spend and “save” we make a significant impact. A small alteration in our consumption can immensely reduce our carbon footprints, support worker safety & small businesses, and wildlife conservation.
Small examples would be choosing free-range or cage-free products. Shopping at unionized retail-stores. Or seeking “fair-trade” labeled goods. There’s no pressure, right now we tackle the importance of being aware of our power as consumers.