Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough

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Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough
Affluenza cover.jpg
Author Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Publication date
2005
Pages 224
ISBN 1-74114-671-2
OCLC 60762940

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough is a book written by Professor Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss, and was published in 2005. According to the book, Western society is addicted to overconsumption and this situation is unique in human history. Hamilton and Denniss argue that people "aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment", and that rates of stress, depression and obesity are high as people try to cope with the emptiness and disappointments of consumer life.

Affluenza says that an increasing number of Australians are ignoring advertisers, reducing their spending, and reprioritizing their time.[1][2][3]

In 2017, Richard Denniss published a follow up book called Curing Affluenza.[4]

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  1. ^ Durber, Dean (October 2005). "Review of Affluenza: When too much is never enough". The Australian Public Intellectual Network. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Needham, Kirsty (28 May 2005). "A serious bout of affluenza". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Affluenza By Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss at Google Books
  4. ^ Hudson, Marc. "Book review: Curing Affluenza takes aim at our all-consuming passions". The Conversation. Retrieved 11 January 2018.