Why do we put so much emphasis on acquisition of material goods in the United States (Be specific-use critical analysis and examples)? What are your views on conspicuous consumption (the outward expression of wealth by eating at very expensive places, having very expensive, lavish parties, expensive clothes, living in a mansion, etc.)? Apply Veblen’s theory on conspicuous consumption (Found in Luhman text in the library or search engines). This information can be found in the text on reserve in the library or in your search engines). *How does the media fit into this factor (consumerism, etc.)? Do you agree or disagree? Specifically – why/why not?