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People in developed countries have the tendency to buy more and more things (whether they need them or not). Is it a positive or a negative development?


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By Tessy James - Posted on 27 January 2013

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People in developed countries have the tendency to buy more and more things (whether they need them or not). Is it a positive or a negative development?

Since the buying capacity of people in the developed countries is comparatively high, they prefer to buy latest things even if they are not in need. Although there are some reasons like showing the well off, following the latest fashions and so on, for following this trend. However, I feel it is a negative development.

It is not the durability, but the novelty attracts the people. They are looking for convenience. This leads to overuse of the limited resources, which may ultimately paved the way to scarcity of resources. For instance, people are interested to show their wealth during special functions like marriages by using elaborate decorative elimination lights. It may be a sig ...

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overall excellent essay

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Sentence: The scarcity and high dement contribute the heap of prices and ordinary people suffer to meet both ends.
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