Should We Blame Parents for ‘Compulsive Consumerism’?

But what came first? If parents weren't working so much... then they wouldn't be able to afford the toys?

(Telegraph) Cycle of ‘compulsive consumerism’ leaves British family life in crisis, Unicef study finds

British parents are trapping their children in a cycle of “compulsive consumerism” by showering them with toys and designer labels instead of spending quality time with them, a UN report has found.

By John Bingham 12:01AM BST 14 Sep 2011 198 Comments

The report by Unicef, the UN children’s agency, warns that materialism has come to dominate family life in Britain as parents “pointlessly” amass goods for their children to compensate for their long working hours.

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