Brotherhood of St Laurence

Affluenza : when too much is never enough. /

By: Hamilton, Clive
Contributor(s): Denniss, Richard
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2005Description: ix, 224 pISBN: 9781741146714; 1741146712Subject(s): Consumer Behaviour | Consumption (economics) | Quality Of Life | Work And Family | Consumers | Working Conditions | Well Being | Social Change | Ethics | The Australia InstituteDDC classification: 303.4 HAM
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book is a critique of the western world s addiction to over-consumption. The authors pose the question: if the economy is doing so, why are Australians not becoming happier? They argue that people focus too much on what they lack. Hamilton and Denniss explore the messages of consumerism and marketing, and the effects of debt, overwork, waste and over-spending. In the final section they propose a refreshing alternative political philosophy, based on a commitment to improving well-being rather than mere accumulation of wealth.

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