A country like the U.S. capitalist consumerism needs to live in dignity and to spread the wealth as well as possible.
I'll tell you a description of capitalism.
I say "tell them" because this is not an academic vision, based on what they say the Nobel Prizes that are out there convinced and convincing others that they know the truth.
Between you and me, with what you know and what you propose as an interpretation, see what we can understand.
What every community needs to live in peace, with the lowest possible level of conflict, with the highest quality of life possible, with the least effort, with the feeling that justice prevails, where possible parenting and which also there are sufficient grounds for fun. In short, we need to live in a place where we have a decent life, that reasonable efforts sue us where fun and do not miss.
Let us agree that the United States form a country where capitalist system prevails.
How do they do that the unemployment rate as low as possible ? Stimulate, through propaganda, all buy as many goods as possible, within the availability of money you have each family.
What do manage to buy a lot? They manage to generate jobs. If Americans buy everything they can do it because they like it, but also because it is a cultural trait that aims to a better distribution of wealth, the more consumption means more production and thus more people can find to work.
The better distribution of wealth is achieved finally buying and buying: why are consumerist.
All would think humanly well spend it, many people want to live there, including underground and nobody transgresses to go wrong.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): La justicia social del consumismo.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.070)