Capitalism's ultimate victory over socialism.
A hipster defines themeslves as part of a supposed counterculture through what he or she buys, not what they do do. In other words, consumption instead of action.
Thus actually going out there and doing things has been replaced by wearing skinny jeans and a Che Guevara shirt and appearing like you actually care about major issues.
An activist will join or start a demonstration bringing public attention to the plight of immigrant farm workers.
A hipster will buy a pair of Toms shoes because the company will send some poor kid another pair of shoes, thus making them feel like they did something without not actually having done anything meaningful.
Prices shown in USD.
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