Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002 - Consumption (Economics) - 268 pages
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.
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Review: Affluenza: The All-Consuming EpidemicUser Review - Ashley - Goodreads
Read this book for my English class. The first 14 chapters kept me interested, but the rest of them kind of seemed repeated. It was pretty interesting for educational purposes. Read full review
Review: Affluenza: The All-Consuming EpidemicUser Review - Brad - Goodreads
Part I of this book gets five stars, the later parts, maybe a three. It's far left of what I usually read, but I have struggled for some time with the idea that we measure the health of our economy ... Read full review