In this post, you will find great Consumption Quotes from famous people, such as Richard Thaler, Frederick Banting, Kim Brooks, Sharan Burrow, Paul Hawken. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Although the United States cannot unilaterally lower the price of oil, it can reduce its consumption by using oil more efficiently and by developing alternative sources of fuel.
Having a kid who begged for ‘just a few more minutes‘ of television was the antithesis of what I had hoped parenthood would be. It was resigning ourselves to a universe of want and consumption.
If there are not jobs or adequate forms of social protection, there is not enough income to create the consumption base that drives demand and sustainable economic growth.
Production and consumption of carbohydrates is so well regulated that there is a constant blood sugar level; any accidental increase or fall in blood sugar is rapidly compensated.
Technology has enabled an environment where information is constantly fed to us on a real-time basis. You can’t slow the feed of information, nor would you want to, but you can control and organize your consumption.
Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment.
I constantly write, record, and play music for public consumption and because it’s therapeutic for me.
Energy consumption has to be managed by an intelligent grid when it comes to highly populated areas. Smart-grid technologies allow for the integration of renewable energy into the grid as well as energy from distributed sources.
Celebrities, whether from the world of entertainment or politics, moralize about the need to change individual consumption when they should be moralizing about the need to change collective energy production.
In addition to the clean coal provisions, the energy conference agreement contains provisions instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption.
Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.
People willy-nilly borrow for consumption. Civil servants willy-nilly borrow for consumption and then wonder why they don’t have enough money at the end of the month.
I’m not eager at all to present my life out there for public consumption. I like to do one or two films a year and then do what is absolutely obligatory in terms of promoting them. My life outside of films is vital to me.
GDP has been a con perpetrated upon the poor of the world: a measure of economic activity and not of actual wealth. What it masks is the way in which we transform their natural capital into our consumption through international rules that regard the ecosystem services upon which they rely as mere externalities.
We do not fully understand the consequences of rising populations and increasing energy consumption on the interwoven fabric of atmosphere, water, land and life.
What might be happening in human beings who experience near death is that they are getting cold, but before they get so cold that they would die, they’re actually diminishing their oxygen consumption in a way that is unknown. And that extends their survival limits, so they can appear dead but actually not be dead.
A consumption tax, a national sales tax makes some sense. But I think that if we move towards a Fair Tax, if we move towards a national sales tax, we have to make sure that we do away with the income tax.
The solution to transportation inefficiencies lies at the intersection of collaborative consumption and the social graph: Shifting transportation from ownership to access.
At the outset of the creation of the euro in 1999, it was expected that the southern eurozone economies would behave like those in the north; the Italians would behave like Germans. They didn’t. Instead, northern Europe fell into subsidizing southern Europe’s excess consumption, that is, its current account deficits.
Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.
As the United States chains itself down with greater debt, China is building relationships across the globe to bolster its trade, its access to natural resources, and its energy consumption. In far too many cases, this means lost opportunities for America and our businesses.
The next level of mass consumption – and India is known for its consumption story – is really going to come from consumption in the rural areas. So that’s going to throw up a lot of unique opportunities.
The combination of population growth and the growth in consumption is a danger that we are not prepared for and something we will need global co-operation on.
The conservative position that all spending is evil obliterates any distinction between investment and consumption, between the long-term and the short-term.
We have to change the kind of free trade deals we sign. We would have to change the absolutely central role of frenetic consumption in our culture. We would have to change the role of money in politics and our political system.
I think that once people understand the great risks that climate change poses, they will naturally want to choose products and services that cause little or no emissions of greenhouse gases, which means ‘low-carbon consumption.’ This will apply across the board, including electricity, heating, transport and food.
I think a great starting point for a debate and discussion over a national consumption tax is, let’s start with the Fair Tax, legislation that has been written up and, I think, signed up on by 80 congressmen and women.
In the tradition of national income accounting, economic policymakers have typically focused on variables such as income, wealth, and consumption.
We’re living in our neoliberal, sort of late-stage capitalist culture where human beings are really like objects of production and consumption. We’re on our screens all the time; we’re kind of being sold at all the time.
From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan‘s prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large.
I don’t want any more concentration camps for animals that are cruelly treated, force-fed to fatten themselves up for our consumption.
Myocardial oxygen consumption is determined by the work of the heart and is a function of arterial blood pressure and heart rate.
The cycle of jobless youth, uncertainty about the future, depressing consumption, and weak investment and stresses on both the supply and demand side of economies are all thorns in the wheel of capitalism.
India’s growth drivers are actually two growth drivers. One is consumption, which arises out of our demographic advantage. And the other is the investments. Because we need a lot of investment in the country.
I work with the macro economy, which involves the major variables that measure the health of the whole economy, such as total consumption, investment, income, employment, and inflation.
Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy.
Rising political tribalism, shamelessly exaggerating our opponents‘ claims or behavior, is leaving us vulnerable: No one loves America’s internal fighting – and our increasingly siloed news consumption – more than Vladimir Putin.
I just don’t like conspicuous consumption. I find it distasteful.
With a population of more than 600 million people, an emerging middle class that is driving strong consumption, and a robust and resilient economy, Southeast Asia presents a compelling growth opportunity for Starbucks.
A Big Mac – the communion wafer of consumption.
TV chefs are not responsible for people’s consumption of fibre; this is not our job.
Regardless of what we consume, the sheer volume of consumption is overwhelming the Earth‘s living systems.
#GivingTuesday is the perfect cyber-counterbalance to Black Friday and emphasizes giving back in this era of mass consumption.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
Nothing is being done of any real significance. Our demand is the government must tell the truth about the crisis we’re in. And that includes working with communities to build resilience… We want to go to net carbon zero emissions by 2015 and reduce our consumption levels.
Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.
The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption.
Balance the federal budget now, not 15 years from now, not 20 years from now, but now. And throw out the entire federal tax system, replace it with a fair tax, a consumption tax, that by all measurements is just that. It’s fair.
Gas consumption is growing everywhere.
I think unadulterated products and smaller portion sizes mean consumption of less food overall. Portion is everything. The first time I bought a scoop of ice cream in Paris, they weighed the ice cream on a scale before putting it on the cone. It was so small, it fell into the cone as she handed it to me.
Conserving energy and thus saving money, reducing consumption of unnecessary products and packaging and shifting to a clean-energy economy would likely hurt the bottom line of polluting industries, but would undoubtedly have positive effects for most of us.
I found out that the animal agriculture business has a huge impact on our climate, so by cutting down on your meat and dairy consumption, you can have a huge impact and help the environment.
Sustainable production and consumption matter immensely to the people I meet every day as head of the International Trade Centre, which works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them boost growth and job creation by improving their competitiveness and connecting to international markets.
It is not government’s job to mandate responsibility on our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our children. It is up to us to do what is best for our health and our children’s health.
I feel humiliated that I live in a country that demands more already. Why do we cling to the notion that not only must we maintain the current level of consumption, but that it must continue to grow by an exponential factor of 2 to 7 percent every year?
I think as individuals, people overrate the virtues of local food. Most of the energy consumption in our food system is not caused by transportation. Sometimes local food is more energy efficient. But often it’s not. The strongest case for locavorism is to eat less that’s flown on planes, and not to worry about boats.
Political perspective and the Cannes festival are linked almost as inextricably as fast-food consumption and detrimental effects on health.
The consumption of highlights on ESPN is greater than everybody else‘s combined. Fifty-six percent of all news and information consumed in sports is consumed on the ESPN platforms.
Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use… It’s time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable.
A movie is a mass consumption product. I have got no delusions about being niche. I don’t want to be niche. Though in the earlier part of my career I was into niche cinema, doing independent films – and I do have a revolutionary bent of mind – but you cannot make a change from outside; you have to be a part of it.
The rates of soda consumption in our poorest communities cannot be explained by individual consumer preferences alone, but rather are linked to broader issues of access and affordability of healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods, and to the marketing efforts of soda companies themselves.
The relationship between carbon consumption and human well-being is causal, not coincidental.
There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production.
India is still considered a preferred destination for many multinationals to manufacture cost-competitive high-technology products for domestic consumption as well as for global demand.
Education was not about consumption, but about contentment with less and less. This is what Buddha taught and this is what the Vedas say.
I believe that schools of today with all their answers on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, above everything else, take us back to the industrial revolution in time, when people thought that nature could be conquered and consumption or production could be unlimited.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
A lot of our fiscal deficit went to fund consumption and really did not get used to build investment and infrastructure. The trouble is, you can get a spurt in GDP growth, which may not be sustainable. I would much rather build the gradient of a long-term marathon.
In a Harvard University study, the diets of nearly 1,000 women were analysed before their morning melatonin levels were measured. Meat consumption was the only food significantly associated with lower melatonin production, for reasons that are as yet unknown.
People are sources not just of consumption but of innovation.
More and more in today’s world, the opportunity to imagine and play with friends is compromised by the passive consumption of digital media and the limitations inherent in structured computer games.