Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

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Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough  
Author Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release date 2005
Pages 224 pages
ISBN ISBN 1741146712, ISBN 9781741146714

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough is a 2005 book by Professor Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss. Affluenza suggests that Western society consumes too many products and services. Hamilton and Denniss argue that people "aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous". They state that rates of stress, depression and obesity are high as people try to cope with the emptiness and disappointments of consumer life.[1][2][3]

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  1. Durber, Dean (October 2005). "Review of Affluenza: When too much is never enough". The Australian Public Intellectual Network. http://www.api-network.com/main/index.php?apply=reviews&webpage=api_reviews&Review=5065. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  2. Needham, Kirsty (May 28, 2005). "A serious bout of affluenza". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/A-serious-bout-of-affluenza/2005/05/28/1117129904238.html. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  3. Affluenza By Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss at Google Books