Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

by Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss
     
 


Anyone concerned about the level of their personal debt or frustrated by the rat race of aspiring to an affluent lifestyle will appreciate this critique of the effects of over-consumption. This analysis pulls no punches as it describes both the problem and what can be done to stop it. Analyzing the increasing rates of stress, depression, and obesity as possible…  See more details below

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Anyone concerned about the level of their personal debt or frustrated by the rat race of aspiring to an affluent lifestyle will appreciate this critique of the effects of over-consumption. This analysis pulls no punches as it describes both the problem and what can be done to stop it. Analyzing the increasing rates of stress, depression, and obesity as possible effects of the consumption binge currently gripping the Western world, this report tracks how Australians overwork, the growing number of things thrown out, self-medicated drugs, and the real meaning of the word choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741146714
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
797,124
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author


Clive Hamilton is the author of Growth Fetish. He is the executive director of The Australia Institute, Australia's foremost public-interest think tank. He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, and the University of Cambridge. Richard Denniss is the deputy director of The Australia Institute. He has taught economics at the University of Newcastle and served as chief of staff to Senator Natasha Stott Despoja.

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