The All-Consuming Epidemic
Overview: 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.
Book Description: In chapters with titles like Swollen Expectations and A Rash of Bankruptcies, 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.
- Title: Affluenza
- Subtitle: The All-Consuming Epidemic
- Authors: John De Graaf
- Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
- Published Date: 2005-09-01
- Category: Society, Political Science
- Ratings Count: 8
- Average rating: 3