Opponents of the culture of consumerism have a new political outlet in the American Shopping Party
From Ballot Access News:
The American Shopping Party has qualified as a political party in Hawaii. The party is the creation of John Giuffre, author of seven books about economics. See this link. The party seems to desire an end to consumerism and is influenced by ideas from eastern religions. The Constitution Party and the American Shopping Party are the only two parties that submitted a petition this year. The Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green Parties were already on the ballot.
One of the leaders of the party is John Giuffre. Here is some of his information:
Giuffre has written 7 books on economics called Raghu-nomics. They introduce a series of new policy proposals that highlight perspectives with a broader reach of context and possibilities. They represent a new generation of thinking founded in the cultural hybrid of a global youth; for Raghu Giuffre is a third generation Italian American, with schooling in India and a youth of world travel as a Hindu missionary.
He followed his LA roots with congregational development & publications, import/export biz before working as a HI & NY Realtor with $12 million in direct sales. A native of Hawaii for 9 of the last 30 years, Raghu has developed a new economics platform built upon the demands of a 21st Century world long outgrown the old economic models of today’s experts. Raghu-nomics provides a series of examples how the old paradigm of the liberal vs conservative conflict has distracted us from the obvious answers most of us are already familiar, but failed to review.