Commercialism – the society, usually capitalism, that turns all meaningful things into objects that are meant to generate a profit
Consumerism – the society, paired with commercialism, of buying excessively.
Commercialism examples are Christmas and Easter, where capitalism has turned religious holidays into money generators. Consumerism examples are McDonalds and Wal-Mart, where these companies try to make money off of anything efficiently as possible. My whole life is is affected by these two things because I’m surrounded by it all the time.
Social Commentary – asserting an opinion on an problem in the artist’s culture or society, usually to fix the problem.
The newspaper headline that most affects me