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Affluenza The All-Consuming Epidemic

ISBN-10: 1576753573
ISBN-13: 9781576753576
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This text is about personal, social, economic and environmental costs of over-consumption, and what we can do to beat the 'all-consuming bug'. This revision presents symptoms, historical and cultural origins, and proven cures which address today's  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

This text is about personal, social, economic and environmental costs of over-consumption, and what we can do to beat the 'all-consuming bug'. This revision presents symptoms, historical and cultural origins, and proven cures which address today's 'affluenza' with a new urgency, but also hope for recovery.

John de Graafis the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time, an organization challenging time poverty and overwork in the U.S. and Canada (see www.timeday.org) and a frequent speaker on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. John is the co-author of the best-sellingAffluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic. David Batker is a fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. He is the director of Earth Economics, a firm which provides ecologically-oriented economic analysis.

Foreword to the First Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Symptoms
Shopping Fever
A Rash of Bankruptcies
Swollen Expectations
Chronic Congestion
The Stress Of Excess
Family Convulsions
Dilated Pupils
Community Chills
An Ache for Meaning
Social Scars
Resource Exhaustion
Industrial Diarrhea
The Addictive Virus
Dissatisfaction Guaranteed
Causes
Original Sin
An Ounce of Prevention
The Road Not Taken
An Emerging Epidemic
The Age of Affluenza
Is There a (Real) Doctor in the House?
Treatment
The Road to Recovery
Bed Rest
Aspirin and Chicken Soup
Fresh Air
The Right Medicine
Back to Work
Vaccinations and Vitamins
Political Prescriptions
Annual Check-Ups
Healthy Again
Notes
Bibliography and Sources
Index
About the Contributors
About Redefining Progress

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