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Affluenza
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Affluenza is an antique problem that traces its roots into the fore fathers of the human populace. According to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic doctrines, Adam and Eve were the initiators of the problem of affluenza.… Therefore, this is an apparent indication that the problem of affluenza has a rich history in human life. Greed is a major constituent of…
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Affluenza
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John de Graaf and team’s well researched and eye-opening book “Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic” brings up several issues ailing contemporary industrial societies, such as deceptive mass advertisements, over-population, environment damaging toxic dumping, corporate… This heady mix of wealth and power need to be counterbalanced by accountability and…
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Affluenza in Austrail
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The word is derived from the combination of affluence and influenza, thus, in simple terms it is a form of condition that craves for an ‘unsustainable economic… The article by Hamilton which is entitled the Affluenza in Australia is the main focus of the study. There are different concepts related to affluenza presented in the article which revolves on the…
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Short Essay (What is Affluenza)
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Due to the rising demands of classism, citizens have resulted to unnecessary struggles in a bid to live up to the ideal lifestyles. As a result, a lot of lifestyle… In the book, the authors suggest that affluenza is overemphasis to economic growth based on feelings of unfulfilled lives and characterized by overwork, indebtedness and waste in a bid to fulfill…
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What is Affluenza Do you find it in your life
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In most instances, affluenza is viewed as symptom of a culture that sees financial success as a high achievement. Affluenza brings about many negative implications in the mind of a human being. It… People in low social classes have low esteem and thus envy the lives of those who are living in higher social groups. This makes them acquire the desire to strive…
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Affluenza: The new illness in Australia
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In the contemporary scenario, the perception of the Australian masses as to the amount of money that they need to live a fulfilled life is based less on the historical and international realities and more on their innate beliefs and desires. Australians associate happiness with affluence, which is not necessarily true. … In ‘Affluenza: The new illness in…
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Support or refute ONE of the major arguments in Affluenza
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Affluenza is defined as an epidemic caused by a deeply ingrained sense of materialism based primarily upon the need to buy purchase and… ybe an above ground pool has been co-opted by the advertising industry to become the dream of living at a level of status beyond the means of Americans. The basic ideal of living within your means has become a dirty word in…
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Answer five questions, guideline attached
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Name: Course: College: Date: The Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi “Positive Psychology” article and Happy Planet Index: What is relevant to your life about what Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi are saying? How does the Happy Planet Index relate to Positive Psychology?… The article explains that attributes such as wisdom, hope, courage, a positive mind about one’s…
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Satellite Television and Arab Youth: The Consumption of Materialism, Not Freedoms
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Name Instructor Class 20 June 2012 Satellite Television and Arab Youth: The Consumption of Materialism, Not Freedoms Young Arabs spend more time watching television than they do in school or at home, and some scholars believe that they are learning to use something that their society has long neglected them to have – a voice.… I agree with Karam that satellite…
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A History of Consumerism In The United States
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In spite of being founded under precepts of simple life and frugality, like those held by the Pilgrims, consumerism in the United States has been a strong driving force since the times around its foundation. Regardless of the open criticism by some sectors of society along the years in different period of its history, consumerism has triumphed in the consumer society of the United States as can be seen on the high levels of consumption all along its history as a nation up to the present time. …
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Reading Response # 4
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Either we can see the increasing popularity of beamed satellite TV as a glass half empty or half full. Half empty because if we consider satellite TV to determine the policies that… nd other media, from where the Arab countries came from in terms of access to information, the popularity of satellite TV can already be considered as a positive development as it…
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Evolving thesis
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Instructor Date In “Two Cheers for Materialism”, James Twitchell posits that “We live through things, we create ourselves through things and we change ourselves by changing our things”. By this, he implies that human beings view, define and judge each other and then based on material possession, he attempts to explain the material culture of consumerism where people keep buying and collecting items even those that have no practical use.…
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Restitution
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A civil action commences after a party to a dispute files a complaint, and they are required by the state to settle a fee. In case of a plaintiff who is unable… On October 15,1999, Liam Youens a resident of New Hampshire, shot and killed a young woman she had been running a trail on for several years named Lynn Amy Boyer. Youens had developed an obsession for…
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What I think the good life means to me
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The everything that young dreamers desire and work to have as a means of happiness are the same things that old men and women regret pursuing on their deathbeds. The concept of good is relative, and individual… The book Affluenza gives great information and detail on living a good life while minimizing your daily consumption (De Graaf, Wann, & Naylor, 2001).…
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Conspicuous Consumption in America
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This essay talks that in America one cannot do anything or go anywhere without being subject to advertising. Obviously this is the case inside one’s house while watching television, or when strolling through a mall, or when sitting in a doctor’s waiting room reading a magazine.… As the report declares Marx’s theories of the fetishism of the commodity informs…
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Ban Advertising that Preys upon Children
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In the United States the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the one responsible for supposedly enacting rules that would protect the country's children from advertising that take advantage of their helpless and trusting natures. However, Public Law 96-252 prohibits such endeavor further requiring that: "The Commission shall not have any authority to promulgate any rule in the children's advertising proceeding pending on May 28, 1980, or in any substantially similar proceeding on the basis of a determination by the Commission that such advertising constitutes an unfair act or practice in or affecting commerce." (Ruskin) It is said that such prohibition is a form of corporate abuse and that it d…
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History
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Date Why I Would Save the Declaration of Independence If there was one document that I would save for future generations, it would be the Declaration of Independence. The reason for this is simple – although the Declaration of Independence does not present a world that is at all the reality of the situation, it does give future generations a road map to what they might do to form a more perfect union, and have a country that is better than what it is now.…
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Paid Employment and Identity
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Name of student: Topic: Lecturer: Date of Presentation: Introduction In everyday life people have a tendency to want to belong to a particular group or society hence identifying with it. Traditionally, identity was located in “nationality, social class, neighbourhood, educational background and paid employment” (Third way, 1988 p.… According to Kirpal (2011),…
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Shopping as an American Culture Value
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Culture may be defined as how a society developed ways of life that pass down through generations. These ways include skills, values, laws, habits, patterns of thought, institutions and so on, that go to make up the norms of the culture. Class, status, gender and ethnicity are given meanings within these norms.… The contention is that though American culture…
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Research paper
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Effect of Brand Image on Consumer Purchasing Behavior in Clothing Grade Course (3rd, Nov. 2013) Effect of Brand Image on Consumer Purchasing Behavior in Clothing Results The results of the study indicated that female students normally spend much in purchasing clothes per semester, considering that none of them spent less than $50 per semester on purchasing clothing.…
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Essay
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Consumerism and Identity Economic aspects of a society identify power centers in producers, workers, and consumers, whose interactions define economic systems and the level of cohesion among social classes. In a capitalistic economic system, capitalists own resources and employ workers to utilize the resources for production of goods and services.… In this…
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Hyperconsumerism
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Ever since the dawn of civilization, humanity has moved forward. Over the entire period of the evolution of human society, the pattern of production and consumption has changed. From the Stone Age to the hi-technology modern era, society has undergone many social, economic, political and institutional changes.… The basic theory of consumption in economics…
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Burden of the Bourgeoisie
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This paper represents a review of a book titled "Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke" written by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi which discusses the economic and financial data in order to research the maligning of the middle class.… Economic data of present times show that families now have more money to spend…
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American Middle Class
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Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi have made a strong case for the much maligned middle class in their book. The doomsday pundits of "Affluenza" quote a string of figures and data calculated to show the irresponsibility and callousness of the middle class.… The bankruptcy bill passed on April20,2005 by the Bush administration merely strengthens the idea…
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Consequences of Neoliberalism. Economic Consequences of Neoliberalism
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Neoliberalism refers to a market-driven approach to the policy making process for running economy and society. Neoliberalism supports maximum role of the private sector in determining the dimensions of the political and economic policies and priorities of a country… Neoliberalism supports maximum role of the private sector in determining the dimensions of the…
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