America - The Land of the Free? Do you buy that? Woman holding beauty product with AMerican flag

The rhetoric of “freedom” in the USA has long meant one thing – freedom to consume. “Freedom” has been a selling point to keep us invested in this system, but the reality of our “free” country is that its laws have historically been applied to ensure that the powerful and wealthy are the free ones.

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The Marketing Muckraker newspaper Rachael Kay ALbers

You don’t need to be a journalist to be a muckraker anymore. You simply must have an eye for social and economic injustices and a willingness to rake the muck to find the truth, which is a fancy way of saying “shit stirring.” Marketing needs activists now more than ever. Marketing needs muckrakers.

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