The Resource Affluenza : how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back, John de Graaf, David Wann, (electronic resource)

Affluenza : how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back, John de Graaf, David Wann, (electronic resource)

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Affluenza : how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back
Title
Affluenza
Title remainder
how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back
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John de Graaf, David Wann
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Language
eng
Summary
Affluenza, a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, 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
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Summary
Explores the origins, causes, and symptoms of Affluenza, society's compulsive desire to acquire, and discusses such treatment as strengthening immunity against advertising and minimizing the side-effects of over-consumption
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Writing style
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216709
Cataloging source
Midwest
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  • Affluenza (Television program : 1997)
  • Escape from affluenza (Television program : 1998)
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De Graaf, John
Dewey number
306.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1936-
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  • Wann, David
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Quality of life
  • Wealth
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the all consuming epidemic
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Affluenza : how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back, John de Graaf, David Wann, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11282080
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781609949297
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11282080
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Affluenza : how overconsumption is killing us-- and how we can fight back, John de Graaf, David Wann, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11282080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609949297
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11282080
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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