Slavoj Zizek on the Hypocrisy of Conscious Consumerism Slavoj Zizek on the Hypocrisy of Conscious Consumerism
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Slavoj Zizek on the Hypocrisy of Conscious Consumerism

by Andrew Price

August 4, 2010

Zizek's views actually aren't that radical. His point isn't that socially or environmentally enlightened buying habits aren't good. He's just arguing that there's an "element of hypocrisy" involved because those acts also support the economic structures that cause environmental and social problems in the first place.

As far as I can tell, Zizek would prefer you to buy Fair Trade coffee as long as you recognize it isn't the ultimate solution to the injustices suffered by coffee growers.

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Slavoj Zizek on the Hypocrisy of Conscious Consumerism