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What Can A Satire from the 1950s Tell Us About Holiday Commercialism?

Did a holiday short story from 1956 predict today's rampant commercialism?

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US News and World Report: The Health Benefits of Simple Living

"Instead of focusing on material consumption and income, the simple life places importance on family and the environment..."

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San Francisco Gate: Consumer Groups Outraged By Barbie Partnership

"The Girl Scouts of America and Mattel are continuing to move forward with a new partnership despite criticism..."

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Jezebel: People Are Really Pissed About the Girl Scout Barbie

"...both the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream have encouraged Girl Scouts USA to break ties with Mattel..."

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USA Today: Ad Group Slams Barbie Tie-In For Girl Scouts

"Two consumer advocacy groups want the patch — and the commercial tie-in with Girl Scouts — nixed."

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Asheville Citizen-Times: Tool Library Coming in February

"The Asheville Tool Library will be a boisterous place, where library members from throughout the community can borrow tools for every imaginable project..."

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Think Progress: New 'Girl Scout Barbie' Sparks Controversy

"For months, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream have been encouraging Girl Scouts USA to break ties with the doll manufacturer..."

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Upworthy: Benefits of a Shorter Work Week

"Infographics by The Center for a New American Dream...they're always full of great ideas!"

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The Nation: America the Possible

"What is the new American Dream? In a new book and companion video, noted environmentalist Gus Speth breaks it down in simple, inspiring language..."

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Treehugger: A Gift Registry For People Who Don't Want Stuff

"From the plenitude economy to a holiday survival kit, the Center for a New American Dream has long been at the forefront of the notion that more stuff doesn't necessarily mean more happiness."

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