Think about this in your own life—what are the distinctions between wants and needs—what Marx would call “wants of the stomach” (those things you need) and “wants of the fancy” (those things you want)—what clothing products do you need, and what clothing products do you feel you want. How do you prioritize your own personal spending in light of these differences? Where does the desire for these things you want come from? Did it come from an advertisement? From a celebrity? From an “influencer” online?

the topic is mentioned below you need to use the readings and a video link provided and answer the discusion question. the only reference are these 2 readings and a short video link provided below please don’t use any other material from outside.

VIDEO LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ4VzhIuKCQ

For Karl Marx, “commodity fetishism” is a concept that highlights connections/disconnections between workers and products – where products, or objects, are seen as having their own power! And these powers promise to change your life as a consumer! This is where we imagine possibilities for our lives through the objects we consume – for example, think of a pair of shoes: what is the difference between a no-name brand of shoes, and a pair of Nike Air Jordan’s? With the Nike’s, associated with an NBA All-Star, you might imagine “success” “prestige” “achievement” for example—there is something, some power, attached to brands that set them apart from their competition.
Think about this in your own life—what are the distinctions between wants and needs—what Marx would call “wants of the stomach” (those things you need) and “wants of the fancy” (those things you want)—what clothing products do you need, and what clothing products do you feel you want. How do you prioritize your own personal spending in light of these differences? Where does the desire for these things you want come from? Did it come from an advertisement? From a celebrity? From an “influencer” online?