Affluenza How Over-Consumption Is Killing Us - And How to Fight Back

ISBN-10: 1609949277
ISBN-13: 9781609949273
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Description: 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 subject: the damage done -- to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment  More...

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List price: $22.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.63" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

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 subject: the damage done -- to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment -- by the obsessive quest for material gain. In cleverly titled chapters like "Swollen Expectations" and "A Rash of Bankruptcies," the authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. Yet they also explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth.The 2008 economic collapse demonstrated how prophetic this book was and how relevant it still is. The third edition has been updated to reflect the role overconsumption played in the collapse and how our economy and society have changed since then. There is also information about new ways to measure social health and success, such as the Gross Domestic Happiness index, which could help us wipe out the disease completely.

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