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.

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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.

Book Details

  • 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

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