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Old July 16th, 2014 #22
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Default Here's a Die Zeit article interviewing a researcher of consumerism:

http://www.zeit.de/2014/27/lucia-rei...onsumforschung

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Die Wertigkeit hochpreisiger Produkte, die einen relativ hohen Anteil am Haushaltsbudget haben, hat abgenommen. Früher sollten solche Dinge lange halten und reparierbar sein; denken Sie an weiße Ware oder auch an Kleidungsstücke. Da haben sich die Ansprüche dramatisch verändert.
Translation: Consumer value has lowered for high-priced goods whose price make up a proportional amount of a household's budget. In the past, such items were expected to last longer and be repairable; reminiscent of kitchen appliances or clothing. Contemporary expectations have changed dramatically.

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