Advertising permeates modern society. Advertisements for all types of products and services can be found on billboards, magazines, televisions, newspapers, radios, subways, and buses. Increasingly, ads are becoming a staple on Internet pages as well. Many media outlets, such as television and radio stations, magazines, and newspapers, depend on the revenues generated by advertising for their survival.
Many people argue that advertising is harmful to society. Some contend that advertising promotes consumerism and materialism by suggesting—either directly or indirectly—that the...
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