Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a anti-consumerist book by John de Graaf, environmental scientist David Wann, and economist Thomas H. Affluenza has ratings and reviews. Dave said: Let’s begin with the end. The very end. When your time comes and your whole life flashes before. Based on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries watched by 10 million viewers, “”Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious.

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Affluenza to Book Page. The second part, author mentioned about the environmental impact that our materialism could cause with solid numbers. It’s a glaring exception. Other editions – View all Affluenza: Didn’t read a word of the Causes section, and started up again with Treatments.

Affluenza is a discursive smorgasbord. Now all the information is old hat among those concerned about climate change, waste, and consumerism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The void in the modern people’s heart created by isolation, fake intimacy, dependent on materials, showing off what they own on line.

So let me just throw out a few things to consider. While simplifying and cutting out unnecessary consumerism is a good thing, being stressed out about how tge doing in the grand scheme of things can be just as dangerous as overconsumption.

We are not thinking straight afgluenza our next generations, we live like there is no tomorrow. I liked this book because it didn’t seem to have a political agenda it contains arguments from both sides against commercialism and consumerism and epjdemic was not simply chastising americans without offering solutions.


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I’d heard very excellent things about it, and it didn’t quite live up to par. Maybe he will be able to buy another 10, sq ft beachfront mansion.

Affluenz caught up in the Affluenza. I get up in the morning, day care, elder care, a 40 minute commute to work.

It has some interesting and useful descriptions and prescriptions e. Government oversight has been proven to be a failure The year is now and Richard Branson hasn’t even made the maiden voyage.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf

Nov 06, YHC rated it liked it. Davis No preview available – But there was little detail offered on any subject.

Even still, they allow drugs affluenzz be sold without proper testing, allow harmful additives into food and drink all while slapping on the FDA approved label. The tone is way off for the current economic climate, although I can’t fault the book for that because it was appropriate at the time it was written. Berrett-Koehler Publishers- Political Science – pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

As someone who’s been thinking about these issues for a long time, the book felt more like a righteous snobfest than something that really expanded my knowledge and understanding of affluence-related problems. Just finished reading this after seeing it on the libraries sale shelf.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: I recommend Tolstoy, Dickens, and history itself. I still enjoyed myself, because it’s hard not to enjoy righteous snobfests that you believe in, but I wouldn’t recommend it to people who are already well-informed about these topics.


Plus this would pass down from parents to kids. As someone who’s been all-consuminb about these issues for a long time, the book felt more like a righteous snobfest than something that really expanded my kno I liked the book, but found it a bit disappointing. The presentation which involves a lot of emotional statistics suggests to me it’s targeting an all-consumung who will be willing to take up the cause of ‘voluntary simplicity’ from their gut rather than their brain, and be satisfied by topical changes.

Oct 15, Nikki rated it it was ok Shelves: This wasn’t a great book; the title was really the best thing about it. Bay from Indiana University in Epidemoc Journal.

The book is pretty good at alarming you for the first two-thirds of the book, and then giving somewhat lame “solutions” in the last third. I noticed two kinds of reviews of this book on GoodReads: One of all-cnosuming authors writes that “television, even at its most informative, is still a superficial medium; you simply can’t put that much material into an hour.

Third part talked about how to get cured.