values in our consumer society

In the readings we have been exposed to in the last few weeks, the writers have challenged dominant ways of thinking about the values in our consumer society. Drawing from all three essays listed below, compose a 4-page, thesis-centered essay in response to the following prompt:

Identify at least one value that seems to be a part of consumer culture (i.e. positive thinking). How have certain social forces (i.e. school, television, or the media, etc) helped shape the value(s)? What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of having these values in a consumer society?