From Rags to Riches
Susan Strassers novel, Waste and Want is a close analysis of the history of waste
and the greed of want in consumerism, and the close relationship between the two ideas.
She describes the nineteenth cen
After the war, when industrialization struck, consumerism and more waste followed.
Trash on the street became a health hazard, and the increase of food packaging and food straps
were continuing to contribute to the problem.