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Affluenza : when too much is never enough

Author: Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Western world is in the grip of a consumption binge that is unique in human history. We aspire to the life-styles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss
ISBN: 1741146712 9781741146714
OCLC Number: 60762940
Description: ix, 224 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: A society going nowhere. What is affluenza? ; Consuming passions ; Spreading the virus ; How much is enough? --
The effects of affluenza. Debt ; Overwork ; Wasteful consumption ; Spending ourselves sick --
What can we do? The politics of affluenza ; The downshifters ; A new politics. --
A political manifesto for wellbeing.
Responsibility: Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss.

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Bristling with wit and a sense of intimacy that leaves readers experiencing a reading of shared incredulity 'Herald Sun

 
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