Section Summary: Is Advertising Immoral?
Advertisers help everyone by:
Helping us close the margin of discontent
Growing the economy & raising our standard of living
Helping us to exercise our consumer sovereignty and our personal choices about how to live
Hamilton: advertising is immoral because:
It coerces us into a constant state of dissatisfaction
Crisp: persuasive advertising is immoral:
Because it overrides our autonomy and…
It makes us desire products without us realising!