Is consumerism bad?
I think consumerism is a good thing
My dream is a consumerist one. I want to live on top of a shopping mall with restaurants, bakeries, cafes, gyms, supermarkets on top of a train station. I want to be within 5 minutes of every thing I need, including my job. I want the shopping mall to be above a train station and I want train stations to transport produce from one area to another.
None of this happens in our current society, we use cars to transport produce between places, not train stations. We don't optimise for low travel time, we optimise for capitalism.
Capitalism is the problem, not consumerism.