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consumption

the satisfaction obtained by CONSUMERS from the use of goods and services. Certain CONSUMER DURABLE products, like washing machines, are consumed over a longish period of time, while other products, like cakes, are consumed immediately after purchase. The DEMAND CURVE for a particular product reflects consumers’ satisfactions from consuming it. See WANTS, DEMAND.
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The white plague is devouring many of the most-vulnerable persons among us, and it remains questionable if poorly educated whites will be able to find a solution to their steadily worsening condition.
The question for politicians of all flavours, and for the leaders of large public corporations and institutions, is whether they intend to exploit the great white plague or treat it.
In White Plague, James Abel, pseudonym for Bob Reiss, an expert in Arctic environments who lives in New York City, delivers a pulse-pounding techno- and geopolitical thriller set off the coast of Alaska.