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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

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In chapters with titles like ""Swollen Expectations"" and ""A Rash of Bankruptcies, "" Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done — to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment — by the obsessive quest for material gain. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. But more importantly, they explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth.

Synopsis:

The authors define affluenza as ""a painful, contagious, virally transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more"". Behind the wordplay is a serious subject indeed: the increasing deterioration of the natural world in the face of over-consumption.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576751510
Author:
De Graaf, John
Author:
Naylor, Thomas H.
Author:
Simon, Scott
Author:
de Graaf, John
Author:
John de Graaf
Author:
Wann, David
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Consumption
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
TR-01-2
Publication Date:
20010727
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9.46x6.86x1.10 in. 1.48 lbs.

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The authors define affluenza as ""a painful, contagious, virally transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more"". Behind the wordplay is a serious subject indeed: the increasing deterioration of the natural world in the face of over-consumption.
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