Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor, Redefining

By John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor, Redefining Progress (Organization)

In response to hugely acclaimed PBS documentaries watched via 10 million audience, "Affluenza makes use of the whimsical metaphor of a illness to take on a really critical topic: the wear performed -- to our well-being, our households, our groups, and our surroundings -- by way of the obsessive quest for fabric achieve. In cleverly titled chapters like "Swollen expectancies" and "A Rash of Bankruptcies," the authors research the origins, evolution, and indicators of the affluenza epidemic. but additionally they discover treatments and recommend recommendations for rebuilding households and groups and for restoring and respecting the earth.Demonstrating that now, greater than ever, americans desire methods of battling the disease, this variation contains a new creation and up to date figures, provides info at the affects of rigidity and overwork, and gives an in-depth examine campaigns and events delivering recommendations for state-of-the-art difficulties. attractive, fast moving, and obtainable, it reexamines a major, far-reaching factor for a large viewers.

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CURING AFFLUENZA But far be it from our intent to leave you permanently depressed. Affluenza can be treated, and millions of ordinary Americans are already taking steps in that direction. org) found that 48 percent of Americans claim to have cut back on their spending. The same poll also revealed that 85 percent of Americans think our priorities as a society are out of whack. Of the respondents, 93 percent feel Americans are too focused on working and making money, 91 percent believe we buy and consume far more than we need, 81 percent think we’ll need to make major changes in the way we live to protect the environment, more than half say they have too much debt, and 87 percent feel our current consumer culture makes it hard to instill positive values in our children.

Hours later, on the way home, they stop at Blockbuster’s to rent a couple of movies so Jason won’t complain of boredom that night. Though the day is sunny and warm, unusually so for late fall, even the park in Jason’s upper-middle-class subdivision is devoid of kids. There are plenty of children in this neighborhood of young professionals. But if they’re not shopping, they’re indoors communing with Xbox or the Cartoon Network. It’s a tough choice for Jason, but he’s tired of the games he has, so he turns on the TV.

Swollen Expectations 4. Chronic Congestion 5. The Stress Of Excess 6. Family Convulsions 7. Dilated Pupils 8. Community Chills 9. An Ache for Meaning 10. Social Scars 11. Resource Exhaustion 12. Industrial Diarrhea 13. The Addictive Virus 14. Dissatisfaction Guaranteed PART TWO: CAUSES 15. Original Sin 16. An Ounce of Prevention 17. The Road Not Taken 18. An Emerging Epidemic 19. The Age of Affluenza 20. Is There a (Real) Doctor in the House? PART THREE: TREATMENT 21. The Road to Recovery 22. Bed Rest 23.

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