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Details of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

Exact title of the book
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
Book author
John De Graaf
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
288 pages
Language
English
Published
September 1st 2005 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
File size (in PDF)
1152 kB
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

Some brief overview of book

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 2008 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. 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.