Overemphasis on economic progress in society

Other Names:
Lack of social progress

Internalized value systems are largely expanded and strengthened through communication. The influence of the media has been to direct such value systems towards reducing human sociability and increasing economic progress. This isolates the person of already limited knowledge by further restricting his access to global ethics. Profit-oriented selection of programming appeals to escapism and the acquiring of material possessions. Economic values are emphasized to the point that they overshadow any social or cultural consideration.

Broader Problems:
Dominance of economic motives

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
24.12.2017 – 21:52 CET