Half a billion on Halloween pet costumes is latest sign of America’s out-of-control consumerism

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3 min readOct 28, 2019

By Jay Zagorsky for The Conversation

Pumpkins are a popular choice for pets. Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo

Halloween spending is out of control.

Americans are expected to spend US$8.8 billion on candy, costumes and decorations this year — or $86 for every person who plans to celebrate. That includes a half a billion dollars on costumes that…

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