Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us--and How to by John de Graaf,David Wann,Thomas H. Naylor

By John de Graaf,David Wann,Thomas H. Naylor


affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted situation of overload, debt, anxiousness, and waste as a result of the dogged pursuit of more.

We attempted to alert you! The 2008 fiscal cave in proved how resilient and unsafe affluenza should be. Now in its 3rd version, this booklet can correctly be known as prophetic in displaying how difficulties starting from loneliness, unending operating hours, and kin clash to emerging debt, environmental pollutants, and rampant commercialism are all indicators of this worldwide plague.

The re-creation strains the position overconsumption performed within the nice Recession, discusses new how you can degree social healthiness and good fortune (such because the Gross household Happiness index), and gives coverage ideas to make our society extra simplicity-friendly. The underlying message isn't really to prevent buying—it's to recollect, continually, that the simplest issues in existence should not things.

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