One of the criticisms of advertising is that it causes people to buy more than they can afford. Each year, a large number of people in United States declare bankruptcy, often because they have overspent. Do you agree that advertising causes people to buy more than they can afford, or is advertising just responding to the materialistic desire of individuals? Defend your response.
Advertising directed toward children remains a hot topic among parents and educators. Many feel that advertising unfairly targets children and creates materialistic desires. By the time a child is three years old, she already knows many brands of products, such as McDonald’s. What is your opinion of advertising to children?
Is the current regulation enough, or should it be more stringent?