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Curing Affluenza: How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World by [Denniss, Richard]
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'Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don't have to buy things
we don't need to impress people we don't know . . .'

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Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know . . .

A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure ourselves?

In this sparkling book of ideas, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial. We should cherish the things we own – preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them. We must foster new ways of thinking and acting that do not squander limited resources, and which support the things we value most: vibrant communities and rich experiences.

At once a lucid explanation of a critical global issue and a stirring call to action, Curing Affluenza will change the way you think about your place in the world.

With special contributions from Bob Brown • Kumi Naidoo • Marilyn Waring • John Quiggin • Leanne Minshull • Jim Stanford • Bill McKibben • Craig Bennett

‘Richard Denniss is the freshest economic thinker I know, brimming with ideas, challenging old views and finding new opportunities for progress. A path-breaking book.’ —Ross Gittins

‘[Richard Denniss's] entertaining and punchy book Curing Affluenza will, with luck, kickstart a conversation about mindless consumerism and what we do about it.’ —Marc Hudson, The Conversation

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1046 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Black Inc. (1 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073DY6TTH
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Paul Mastin
4.0 out of 5 starsPromoting materialism, rejecting consumerism
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