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In keeping with hugely acclaimed PBS documentaries watched by means of 10 million audience, "Affluenza makes use of the whimsical metaphor of a affliction to take on a really severe topic: the wear and tear performed -- to our well-being, our households, our groups, and our surroundings -- via the obsessive quest for fabric achieve. In cleverly titled chapters like "Swollen expectancies" and "A Rash of Bankruptcies," the authors study the origins, evolution, and indicators of the affluenza epidemic. but in addition they discover therapies and recommend techniques for rebuilding households and groups and for restoring and respecting the earth.Demonstrating that now, greater than ever, americans desire methods of struggling with the ailment, this variation features a new advent and up-to-date figures, provides details at the affects of pressure and overwork, and gives an in-depth examine campaigns and hobbies providing options for state-of-the-art difficulties. attractive, fast paced, and available, it reexamines a major, far-reaching factor for a large viewers.

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Family Convulsions 7. Dilated Pupils 8. Community Chills 9. An Ache for Meaning 10. Social Scars 11. Resource Exhaustion 12. Industrial Diarrhea 13. The Addictive Virus 14. Dissatisfaction Guaranteed PART TWO: CAUSES 15. Original Sin 16. An Ounce of Prevention 17. The Road Not Taken 18. An Emerging Epidemic 19. The Age of Affluenza 20. Is There a (Real) Doctor in the House? PART THREE: TREATMENT 21. The Road to Recovery 22. Bed Rest 23. Aspirin and Chicken Soup 24. Fresh Air 25. The Right Medicine 26.

To Paula Wissel, David de Graaf, and Oliver and Vivian de Graaf for their love, support, and patience. , whose convictions drove his actions; to Marjorie Wann, a very wise and resourceful woman; and to Colin and Libby, who inspire Dave to keep working. To all of Dave’s friends at Harmony Village, who supported this project in many ways, but especially to Macon and Ginny Cowles, Matt and Linda Worswick, Wendy Hanophy, Claire Lanier, Bob Paulson, and Edee Gail. To our agent Todd Keithley. Special thanks to the Merck Family Fund, the True North Foundation, the Threshold Foundation, the Weeden Foundation, and the Fred Gellert Foundation, who supported the writing of this book.

You may have chills. Your stomach is upset. You’re weak. You might have swollen glands, even a rash. In the Age of Affluenza, America as a society shows all of these symptoms, metaphorically at least. We present each as a chapter. We start with individual symptoms, then move to the social conditions, and finally turn to the environmental impacts of affluenza. ” You might have noticed the conditions discussed in other chapters taking hold of your friends. You might find some symptoms more troubling than others, because you worry more about your children than about your Mother Earth.

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