Definition of consumer sovereignty in English:

consumer sovereignty

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[mass noun] Economics
  • The situation in an economy where the desires and needs of consumers control the output of producers.
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    • More serious, the application of consumer sovereignty to real world producers cannot rely on their objective actions, but must probe into their subjective intentions.
    • Our mission is to establish a worldwide consumer cooperative and to reassert consumer sovereignty over capitalism.
    • The theoretical advantages of consumer sovereignty are clear; but there appear to be transaction costs in switching from the devil one knows.

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