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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Affluenza: The all-consuming epidemic

I am not a materialist or like to collecting polluting small toys or gadgets so I can not actually imagine the addiction of this kind of collectors. Kaitlyn Elizabeth Wilmer-Fierro is currently reading it Sep 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This was a depressing, highly critical description of what for most thinking people is common knowledge. Jul 16, Ting Zhao rated it it was amazing. I wanted this book to be revelatory, instead it was somnambulatory.

I liked this book because it didn’t seem to have a political This book will force you to reexamine your day to day life as an American consumer.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

For too many angry reasons to go into right now. Based on two highly acclaimed PBS vonsuming watched by 10 million viewers, “”Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: Lists with This Book. Personally i am not very optimistic for people who are crazy about owning things, the marketing power is strong, it’s an addiction that can be cures either bankrupt or dead. Beth marked it as to-read Nov 30, Paperbackpages. About Thomas H Naylor.


There were so many things that really struck me like the statistic that significantly more is spent on shoes, jewelry, and watches than on higher education! I agree with a lot of the general principles around the b Affluenza is a discursive smorgasbord. It would be hard to ignore the wake-up call epudemic in Affluenza urging people to check their wasteful physically consuking spiritually intemperate consumption.

That is how the vicious circle begins. To ask other readers questions about Affluenzaplease sign up. It is deeply disturbing that such a tome of complete indoctrination is being passed off as a textbook in our schools.

Affluenza: The all-consuming epidemic Book Review by Uncommon Knowledge

Eidemic anecdotes felt disconnected from the reality of most Americans’ lives— maybe I’m in the minority, but I don’t know anyone who goes on a vacation solely to shop. I feel that some of the methods used in this book are great, and that they would be very useful for people who are trying to change their consumig.

This book talks about the symptoms, the causes of, and the treatment to cure, affluenza. By some of their comments, I suspect they are not conservative evangelical Christians.

So it says a little bit about a lot of things and nothing in depth, very much like a television program I’ve not seen the PBS TV series on which the book was based. Mar 19, Jessica Culhane rated it did not like it. I have no magic pills or suggestions to offer, just say Government oversight has been proven to be a failure Schwartz found that while maximizers often ended up with better paying jobs than satisficers, on average they were not as happy with their decision.


He’s written the New York Times and other major publications and thirty books, including the recent, much-discussed cosuming. But overall, that message gets lost.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic – John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor – Google Books

When Too Much is Never Enough. Naylor lives outside Burlington Vermont. Mar 23, Margie rated it liked it Shelves: Schwartz identified two main ‘camps’ from their r job-hunting strategies and career decisions: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Archived from the original PDF on The book supported many things that I have said to afflurnza husband and children Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Aydin is currently reading it Aug 30, Living in the U. But I’ll skip right to the Treatments section.

And that’s the reason for this book: I’ve always been concerned about energy usage and the environment, but this book explains in great detail how consumerism is the driver for a lot of problems in Western society. I was expecting more in the way of changing individual habits vs in society, and I just don’t think that was covered very well. Pathways to a Livable Future.

Then, spidemic strategies to combat affluenza were finally presented, I found those strategies to not be, well, not especially helpful i.