Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington challenges the ethics of virtual goods offer providers and game publishers. At the end of the last panel for the Virtual Goods Summit, Arrington raised his questions to the panel. The room went silent. Anu Shukla from Offerpal Media gave her rather fiesty response. Oct. 24th 2009 - Westin Hotel.