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By John de Graaf,David Wann,Thomas H. Naylor


affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted situation of overload, debt, nervousness, and waste due to the dogged pursuit of more.

We attempted to alert you! The 2008 financial cave in proved how resilient and hazardous affluenza will be. Now in its 3rd version, this booklet can appropriately be known as prophetic in displaying how difficulties starting from loneliness, never-ending operating hours, and relatives clash to emerging debt, environmental toxins, and rampant commercialism are all signs of this international plague.

The re-creation lines the function overconsumption performed within the nice Recession, discusses new how one can degree social healthiness and good fortune (such because the Gross household Happiness index), and gives coverage techniques to make our society extra simplicity-friendly. The underlying message is not to forestall buying—it's to recollect, consistently, that the easiest issues in lifestyles are not things.

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