No, not tuberculosis. The act of buying and owning new things. Psychologists say the loss of interest in the gifts we just received may be hedonic adaptation.
Consumer spending edged up in July with help from the popular Cash for Clunkers program, but household incomes, the fuel for future spending increases, were flat.
GoodGuide is a Web site and iPhone application that lets consumers dig past the marketing spiel by discovering a product’s health, environmental and social impacts.