Anita Robinson: Those advocating less shopping and more experiences could be on to something

Witness the conditioned response of throngs of customers queuing to buy the newly-released iPhone X, with last year’s model in their pockets.
There’s a mighty battle going on in the retail trade. The average household, statistics say, contains 300,000 items. We, the public, are exposed to 5,000 advertisements a day, all of them urg[...]

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