Our primary importance is no longer that of citizen; but that of consumer.

A change has come over our democracy, it is called consumptionism. American citizens’ first importance to his country is now no longer that of citizen, but that of consumer.

Samuel Strauss
‘Atlantic Monthly’, November 1924

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