Vance Packard Publications:
- 1957 The Hidden Persuaders - on the advertising industry - the first of a popular series of books on sociology topics (ISBN 0-671-53149-2)
- 1959 The Status Seekers - describing American social stratification and behavior
- 1960 The Waste Makers - criticizes planned obsolescence describing the impact of American productivity, especially on the national character
- 1962 The Pyramid Climbers - describes the changing impact of American enterprise on managers, the structured lives of corporate executives and the conformity they need to advance in the hierarchy
- 1972 A Nation of Strangers - about the attrition of communal structure through frequent geographical transfers of corporate executives
- 1983 Our Endangered Children - discusses growing up in a changing world, warning that American preoccupation with money, power, status, and sex, ignored the needs of future generations
- 1989 Ultra Rich: How Much Is Too Much? - examines the lives of thirty American multimillionaires and their extravagances.
I'm going to start with his book: "The Waste Makers".
The concept of planned obsolescence really aggravates me... I like things built to last.