affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.
We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, and family conflict to rising debt, environmental pollution, and rampant commercialism are all symptoms of this global plague. BUY HERE
“Affluenza has easily passed the test of time and become an American classic, the book that raised our crisis of consumption to national awareness.
—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and founder, 350.org
TAKE BACK YOUR TIME
Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY, a national event. Organizers have enlisted the support of colleges, universities, religious organizations, labor unions, businesses, activist groups, and non-profit organizations to create events that will take place across the country, calling attention to the ways overwork and lack of time affect us-at home, in our workplaces, and in our communities-and to inspire a movement to take back our time. BUY HERE
"This compilation of expert views on America's battles against "time poverty" pulls out all the stops with its 30 powerful essays." — Publisher's Weekly
"This book is not only a treasure but an eye opener!" — Michael Benjamin, Executive Director, National Council on Family Relations
"A tour de force!" — Al Gedicks, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin — La Crosse
WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY?
In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book based on the popular film of the same name, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the point of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: The greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, we see how the good life is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a more perfect economy-one that works for everyone. BUY HERE
“If you read one book on the economy this year – and you should – make it What's the Economy For, Anyway?. You'll gain a clear understanding of what's gone wrong, and what we have to do to fix it.” ― Ann Crittenden, author of If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything and The Price of Motherhood