Affluenza

Affluenza

How Overconsumption Is Killing Us-- and How We Can Fight Back

Book - 2014
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We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. 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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2014]
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781609949273
1609949277
Branch Call Number: 306.3 D321
Characteristics: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Naylor, Thomas H. 1936-
Wann, David

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