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Are We Cramming Our Lives Full of Commercials?


It's called "ad creep." One minute you're standing at a bus stop, the next minute you're standing at a bus stop scented like chocolate chip cookies in the hopes that you'll "Need Milk."

The latest frontier of this parade of commercials? School buses in South Carolina. The Board of Education just signed a deal on a contract that's worth $2,100 for each month they post ads above the windows in all of their school buses. Some adults might be able to ignore an army of ads, but I wonder about kids. And can we really? Do you miss empty space to think?

Who wins the battle of our consciousness vs. commercialism? Are we selling out?

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