The New Kind of Compulsive Consumerism

In 2005, the great comedian George Carlin remarked that the new American pastime is consumption. In describing the people that spend “money they don’t have on things they don’t need,” he calls them “efficient professional compulsive consumers.” This reality should come as no surprise to anyone, and is especially apparent around this time of year, […]

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Queens College Should Stop Promoting Vector Marketing

There is a company that has an almost permanent presence on the Queens College campus. Its recruitment posters show up without fail in hallways and classrooms, proudly advertising part-time work with a payment that, at first glance, appears to exceed the minimum wage. This company, Vector Marketing, even features a complimentary quote of a student […]

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