Narro Reading of The meteoric rise of Chinese consumerism will reshape the world, and maybe even destroy it


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When China was still largely rural, poor, and socialist, politicians exhorted the country’s people to patriotic activities such as increasing grain output for their economy’s sake. Now, to sustain China’s economic boom, the country needs good citizens to go shopping. And the people have obliged. Between 2000 and 2010, consumption in China multiplied from about $650 billion…

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