Journal of Consumer Research

Does Responsible Consumption Benefit Companies More Than Consumers? (Fast Company)

Does Responsible Consumption Benefit Companies More Than Consumers? (Fast Company)

Fair trade coffee and hybrid cars don't solve our environmental and social ills. But they do shift responsibility for big problems to consumers, two researchers argue--leaving businesses and politicians a free pass.

This Just In: “Responsible Consumption” is Bogus (The Baffler)

This Just In: “Responsible Consumption” is Bogus (The Baffler)

“Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better consumption choices?” Thus begins a very earnest press release about a study forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research next month.