PARIS - As 2010 comes to its end, we turn back in an attempt to recollect the undeniable changes that marked this year. As the curve steepens and we fall deeper into recession with no hope of escape before a long, still undetermined time, consumers under pressure are faced with the necessity of making long-lasting, life-changing choices. On the one hand the trivialization of society, notably through common reality television programs, reflects the image of passive citizens who are expected to...

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