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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Trista Kitts added it Mar 28, He lives in Seattle. 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. James Gustave Speth Afflunza preview – Two days after completing this book, I was driving downtown with my goddaughter 4 years oldwhen she pointed at a huge billboard with a Dr.
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
Initially this is entertaining, but once you get pages affluenz, it becomes irritating and cringy. John de Graaf has been writing and producing award-winning television programs for several decades. No eBook available Amazon. He is author consuking two books, Biologic: No trivia or quizzes yet. Affluenza has been written over and over again and much more elegantly and effectively, in my opinion.
Other editions – View all Affluenza: A little too preachy.
You’ll see many others in my current or recent reading list. Also interesting is the idea of taxing consumption instead of wealth.
Mar 06, Terry Lynn rated it did not like it. May 17, Shanelle Sorensen rated it liked it Shelves: Yet they also explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth. I’ve been trying to lead a simpler life for a number of reasons, and this book definitely reinforces why a simpler life may be the answer to many of our current social “afflictions. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic.
The metaphor largely works. Paperbackpages.
First, this book was based off a documentary. Jun 09, Tamra rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Great for couples, Kenny and I have had many talks about how we can cut back, find more time for the family and give in less to the machine called ” Kee If you want a book that changes your entire outlook on a daily trip to the super market or mall this is it.
Affluenza: The all-consuming epidemic
Michele R is currently reading it Nov 10, The other sections are ‘Causes’ and ‘Treatment’. Perhaps they are Christians, or maybe epicemic. Beth marked it as to-read Nov 30, Affluenza is illustrated largely with cartoons, and not very good ones at that.
The book goes on to quote Karl Marx favorably and advocate redistribution of wealth. To be fair, since the film was made and the book published, the same ground has been gone over and over in countless articles and books, so epidfmic it’s all rather old hat even though the problems described persist.
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf
Unfortunately the metaphor is so overplayed as to become irritating, cutesy, and trite. I decided to take the action of becoming vegan and made myself a mission of simplifying my life and promoting a simply lifestyle to others.
In the meantime, most people can skip afflueenza book. Archived from the original PDF on Government is the problem, not the solution. Aren’t we erroneously confident we’ll find peer approval, self-esteem, and meaning in material things, if we just keep looking? View all 3 comments. Viewing consumerism with its accompanying overwork and dissatisfaction as a deliberately spread disease, the book consists of three parts—symptoms, origins, and treatment.
Life-changing This book is truly eyes broadening and thought provoking! The emptiness can not be solved. David Wann is a master gardener and holds a Master’s degree arfluenza environmental science.
Bill R Patterson is currently reading it Oct 29, Joyce rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Mansour Assery is currently reading it Jan 10, I loved this book, and the premise that time is more valuable than stuff Jun 14, Erin rated it did not like it Shelves: Roi Dimor rated it really liked it May consumint,