Curing Affluenza by Richard Denniss
How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World
by Richard Denniss
Black Inc., 2017, [First Edition], ISBN 9781863959414, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, denting and creasing to top of spine, un-creased spine, (see photographs)
"A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure ourselves?
In this sparkling book of ideas, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial.
We should cherish the things we own - preserve them, repair them, and gift or sell them when we no longer need them, We must foster new ways thinking and acting that do not squander limited resources, and which support the things we value most: vibrant communities and rich experiences."