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Affluenza

John De Graaf

Affluenza

how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back

by John De Graaf

  • 84 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Consumption (Economics),
  • Quality of life,
  • Social conditions,
  • Wealth

  • About the Edition

    We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. This book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, and family conflict to rising debt, environmental pollution, and rampant commercialism are all symptoms of this global plague. The new edition traces the role overconsumption played in the Great Recession, discusses new ways to measure social health and success (such as the Gross Domestic Happiness Index), and offers policy recommendations to make our society more simplicity-friendly. The underlying message isn"t to stop buying - it"s to remember, always, that the best things in life aren"t things.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-262) and index.

    StatementJohn de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor
    SeriesBK currents book, BK currents book
    ContributionsWann, David, author, Naylor, Thomas H., 1936- author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHN60 .D396 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 274 pages
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27155599M
    ISBN 101609949277
    ISBN 109781609949273
    LC Control Number2013045336
    OCLC/WorldCa844728863

    Sep 09,  · The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, and family conflict to rising debt, environmental pollution, and rampant commercialism are all symptoms of this global plague/5(12). At the Family Office Exchange’s Fall Forum, Jonah Wittkamper of Nexus gave an interesting presentation about affluenza and its cure. Nexus is a global youth movement of 3,+ next Author: Kim Kamin.

    Chapter 1-“Get that money out of your savings account/There’s a whole lotta shoppin’ going on ”Shopping has become a favorite pastime. Chapter 2-“Uh oh, we’re in the red, travel-australia-planning-guide.com our credit card it shows. Christmas is almost over, but the debit line still grows.”. We aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life. Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption.

    Jul 11,  · With the title 'Affluenza' I was expecting to see spoiled self indulgent rich people seeing the 'working class' and treating them with a decidedly cavalier attitude. Doesn't happen! They just stick to themselves and create the typical misbehaving rich people story. Ho-hum! Seen this way to many times/10(). Book: What have reviews said about it? Publisher. What do you know about the publisher/sponsor? Are they well-respected? Do they take responsibility for the content? Are they selective about what they publish? Take a look at their other content. Do these other articles generally appear credible?


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Oct 07,  · Affluenza provides a witty, informed road map out of this unfulfilling dead end and describes sustainable alternatives that are stimulating, healthy, diverse, and fun.” —Denis Hayes, Chair, Earth Day Network “ Affluenza lays out the symptoms, the Affluenza book, and (gratefully) the cure.

With wit, intelligence, and pizzazz, this trio of authors has brought together a complete guide to the disease that /5(35). Jan 01,  · This book is about the alleged evils of a virus called "affluenza" and how it can be cured. According to the author, the English speaking world is swept by this terrible virus.

The most infected are also the most affluent/5. The book Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a text originally aired as a show on CBS in the s that analyzes the behavior of the average American consumer. It treats consumerism as a painful and highly contagious illness, one they diagnose everyone to be suffering from/5.

Affluenza, the book, is as Affluenza book informative and entertaining as the video. It's got to be one of the wittiest, most dynamic treatments of the linked problems of our frenetic lives and the destruction of the planet. The energy of this book is just incredible.

Oct 07,  · Affluenza provides a witty, informed road map out of this unfulfilling dead end and describes sustainable alternatives that are stimulating, healthy, diverse, and fun.” —Denis Hayes, Chair, Earth Day Network “ Affluenza lays out the symptoms, the causes, and (gratefully) the cure.

With wit, intelligence, and pizzazz, this trio of authors has brought together a complete guide to the disease that /5(44). Book Description NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.

We tried to warn you. This book is about our serious addiction to consumption: affluenza. Since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve become addicted to shopping, believing we can buy happiness. Affluenza affects us and our society like a disease, and this book offers advice on how we can immunize ourselves against it.

Sure, Affluenza is a polemic, but it’s a powerful one. Sure, some of the book’s more startling factual assertions are, on closer examination, somewhat distorted.

But 8/10(). Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a anti-consumerist book by John de Graaf, environmental scientist David Wann, and economist Thomas H. Naylor. Viewing consumerism (with its accompanying overwork and dissatisfaction) as a deliberately spread disease, the book consists of three parts—symptoms, origins, and travel-australia-planning-guide.com: John de Graaf, David Wann, and Thomas H.

Naylor. Affluenza seeks to diagnose and treat the disease of overconsumption that its three authors, John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H.

Naylor, believe to be a serious threat to both the human species and the rest of the planet. Accordingly, the book is divided into three main parts: a discussion of the symptoms of affluenza, an analysis of its causes, and suggestions for some possible cures.

When Affluenzawas first published inits diagnosis of the sickness in con- sumer society and its prescriptions for the cure stood in marked contrast to the nation’s prevailing optimism. Affluenza is a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption.

Here you can learn more about the show, get an Affluenza. Affluenza is a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people. It is a portmanteau of affluence and influenza, and is used most commonly by critics of consumerism. It is not a medically recognized disease. It is thought to have been first used inbut was popularised in with a PBS documentary of the same name and the subsequent book Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic.

Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption. It tracks how much Australians overwork, the growing mountains of stuff we throw out, the drugs we take to ‘self-medicate’ and the real meaning of ‘choice’.

Fortunately there is a cure. 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 /5(7).

Jan 27,  · Affluenza: How to Be Successful and Stay Sane by Oliver James pp, Vermillion, £ In his book Britain on the Couch, Oliver James Author: William Leith. Oct 21,  · There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions.

Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to /5(). Revised edition of a bestseller--over 75, copies sold Updated throughout with startling new facts and new material, including the first-ever "Affluenza Fever Index" and a new foreword by Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life Uses a whimsical disease metaphor to explore the serious negative consequences of the obsessive quest for more and more possessions The first edition of 5/5(1).

Jun 01,  · Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption. It tracks how much Australians overwork, the growing mountains of stuff we throw out, the drugs we take to 'self-medicate' and the real meaning of 'choice'.

Fortunately there is a cure. Affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you. The economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be.

Full Book Notes and Study Guides. Sites like SparkNotes with a Affluenza study guide or cliff notes. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas Naylor’s Affluenza.Affluenza, is a book written by three authors, John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H.

Naylor. The world is filled with several distractions. Many of us don't realize the problem until it is too late.The book seeks to show that affluenza is “economically inefficient, the root cause of environmental destruction and that it worsens global inequality”, and to “broaden the menu from which choices.