Does Popular Culture Create Consumer Slaves?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - St. James Ethics Centre
The first of the 2010 season of the ever-popular IQ2 debates took the crowd-pleasing topic: "Popular Culture: We've seen the future, and it's junk." Some big-name thinkers and writers lined up to do battle.Is popular culture an annoyance that keeps the masses in a state of stupor? Or does it shape our society in an important and entertaining way?