Intro beginnings:

Consumer culture in the United States between the voting citizens, working and non-working, creates the engine of socio-economic and political activity.  Thomas Frank’s thesis about the economic bamboozlement of the right in Kansas provides a prismatic, holographic insight within the boundaries of Phillips-Fein’s Invisible Hands and Lizabeth Cohen’s Consumer’s Republic.  The above authors demonstrate how cultural manipulation of citizens and economics has impacted the America’s political and socio-economic landscape.