Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic (Bk Currents)

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9781576753576: Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic (Bk Currents)
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"Affluenza" should make us all realise that material possessions are never enough to satisfy spiritual hunger. The authors of "Affluenza" challenge us to think beyond the superficiality of individual economic demand to the deeper meaning of life." - Bill Bradley, former United States Senator and Presidential Candidate. The first edition was a bestseller (more than 75,000 copies sold) that inspired a movement; now heavily revised, the second edition addresses today's "affluenza" with a new urgency, but also hope for recovery. Based on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries, "Affluenza" uses the 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. With a new introduction and updated figures all throughout, this revised edition ups the ante for the continuing war we must wage against consumerism nationwide.

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John de Graaf is the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time Day, an annual event scheduled for October 24th, (see and a frequent speaker on issues of overwork and over-consumption in America. David Wann has written and edited seven books and hundreds of articles, and has produced many videos and television programs about sustainable designs and lifestyles. He is the current president of the Sustainable Futures Society, a non-profit organisation. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University, Thomas H. Naylor is a writer and social critic who has also taught at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont. As an international management consultant specializing in strategic management, Dr. Naylor has advised major corporations and governments in over thirty countries.

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