Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Usand How to Fight Back

Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Usand How to Fight Back

David Wann


NEW version, REVISED AND UPDATED

affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted situation of overload, debt, nervousness, and waste caused by the dogged pursuit of more.

We attempted to alert you! The 2008 financial cave in proved how resilient and unsafe affluenza should be. Now in its 3rd variation, this booklet can effectively be known as prophetic in displaying how difficulties starting from loneliness, never-ending operating hours, and relations clash to emerging debt, environmental toxins, and rampant commercialism are all indicators of this worldwide plague.

The new version strains the position overconsumption performed within the nice Recession, discusses new how one can degree social well-being and luck (such because the Gross household Happiness index), and gives coverage innovations to make our society extra simplicity-friendly. The underlying message is not to prevent buying—it's to recollect, continually, that the easiest issues in lifestyles should not things.

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