Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Sep 1, 2005 - Political Science - 288 pages
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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.

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De Graaf, producer of the PBS documentaries Affluenza (1996) and Escape from Affluenza (1998); David Wann, a former EPA staffer and expert on sustainable lifestyles; and Thomas H. Naylor, professor ... Read full review


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Best book ever. EVERYONE should read this and I would recommend this book for a high school mustread before the kids go out into the real world. Read full review

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John de Graaf has been writing and producing award-winning television programs for several decades. In addition to Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, he also produced Running Out of Time, For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower, Circle of Plenty, Green Plans, and Genetic Time Bomb, among many others.

David Wann left the Environmental Protection Agency four years ago to concentrate on producing articles, books, and videos about sustainable lifestyles. He is author of two books, Biologic: Designing with Nature to Protect the Environment and Deep Design: Pathways to a Livable Future.

Thomas H. Naylor is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University where he taught for thirty years. As an international strategic management consultant, he has advised governments and corporations in over thirty nations.

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