“Two-thirds of Americans (66%) believe advertising agencies have at least some responsibility for the current economic crisis because they caused people to buy things they couldn’t afford. In fact, one-third (33%) believe they have complete or a great deal of responsibility.” (link here)
It’s true: I would prefer a society that wasn’t saturated by advertising. What I want to know is– now that all these people [in the study] have admitted that advertising causes them to buy things they don’t need/can’t afford, will they stop allowing themselves to be influenced?
Learning about the world and yourself is always supposed to lead to action.
I really like to visit the Anti-Advertising Agency. Their site is a great resource for learning about amazing grassroots projects to lessen the influence of advertising in modern society.