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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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Through the years, we may have been influenced by modernity and commercialism.
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With topics ranging from the presence of media branding in schools and school supplies to the subtler ways in which the public education system is influenced by corporate ideologies and purposes, this book draws attention to how educators, administrators, policymakers, parents, and children can become aware of, and counterbalance, the effects of the commercialism that is overwhelming students' understanding of the world and their place within it.
Although commercialism isn't explicitly included as part of the curriculum, it is taught subtly in school environments that include marketing and advertising.
In School Commercialism, Alex Molnar explores the many facets where commercialism and consumerism thrive within public and private school systems.
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Among the best are 30 Seconds To Mars anthem The Kill and Weezer's wry Pork And Beans, which ironically complains about commercialism.
IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO MOCK--though very hard to parody--the everyday excesses of commercialism run amok: the corporate-sponsored weddings, the tattooed advertisements (Goodyear's Dunlop tire unit offers a set of free tires to anyone who will get the company's flying-D logo tattooed somewhere on their body, and 98 people have taken up the offer, reports the AP), two-second radio ads, a proposed "official underwear" for the Sacramento police force, to name just a few.
The author held a lifelong phobia of commercialism as well as ads claiming to provide self-empowerment, so therapy or personal healers were not her choice when she woke up one year realizing she was tired of her life.
THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF AMERICA'S MOST WANTED MUSIC considers hip hop artists, the history of the genre, and the ongoing dialogue between commercialism versus culture which has kept hip hop alive and on the cutting edge of American youth culture.