Affluenza
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...Affluenza Introduction 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. These doctrines implicate that Adam and Eve still pursued to possess additional possession regardless of the abundance in the garden. Therefore, this is an apparent indication that the problem of affluenza has a rich history in human life. Greed is a major constituent of Affluenza, since individuals persistently possess a materialistic mindset. However, the exaggerated...
"Affluenza"
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...Affluenza: 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 greed, etc. Such lifestyle and social trends are no where more ostensible than in the United States of America. The USA, being the world’s largest economy and the world’s only military superpower, can virtually dictate terms of trade for the rest of the world. And being the torch bearer of unfettered laissez faire capitalism, American business interests often dictate government policy... How the poor are punished twice by...
Affluenza in Austrail
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...Affluenza in Australia Affluenza is a condition led by the pressure to achieve comforts in life and wealth in an exaggerated level. 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 growth’ (Hamilton and Denniss 2006, 3-4). Thesis Australia, as one of the countries with significant affluenza, it had been observed based on the article that regardless of the high income of the people in the country, as confirmed by their living standards and household goods, the people are less contended. In terms of sustainability, affluenza in Australia negatively affects the level of satisfaction... ...
Short Essay (What is Affluenza?)
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...Affluenza al Affiliation Introduction In the past three decades, the Western society has been greatly characterized byhigh levels of consumerism. 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 diseases and stress have become part of the society. One the contrary, the rich continues to claim that they do not yet have enough money. This has led to a ‘disease’ called Affluenza. Hamilton and Dennis’ book, Affluenza: When too much is never enough, seeks to answer the question “what is affluenza”? In the book, the authors suggest that affluenza is overemphasis to economic growth... What is...
What is Affluenza? Do you find it in your life?
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...Affluenza Introduction I affluenza is a social condition brought about by the desire to be wealthy. 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 brings about depression and emotional distress (Graaf et al. 2005). The high rate of mental disarray is brought about by too much wealth-seeking. Affluenza is attributed to social inequalities. Many societies have social classes in which people tend to divided themselves into on the basis of wealth. People in low...
Affluenza: The new illness in Australia?
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...Affluenza: The new illness in Australia?’ INTRODUCTIONIn 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. According to Clive Hamilton, more and more Australian families are attributing happiness to the possession of material entities. In the article ‘Affluenza: The new illness in Australia?’ published in Brisbane Line on 23 July 2005, Hamilton systematically intends to dissect this new social... of the of the Concerned 7 November 2009...
Support or refute ONE of the major arguments in Affluenza.
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...Affluenza Affluenza is the term given to a disease increasingly affecting much of the world, but that has put the United s into intensive care.Affluenza is defined as an epidemic caused by a deeply ingrained sense of materialism based primarily upon the need to buy purchase and consume things that they don’t even really need and which is contributing the economic challenges being faced today (De Graff, J. & Wann, D., pg. 2). The American Dream of owning a house, a car and some basic necessities of modern life like a refrigerator, television and even maybe 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... ...
Answer five questions, guideline attached
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...affluenza/> Affluenza and What do I have to offer have some common themes, one of the themes is that people have realized they need one another away from life extravagance, to give communal life a new meaning where people care for the welfare of one another. For instance... , in Affluenza, many people have left the consumer chase and have embraced more volunteering spirit. These people have discovered a new life away from the shopping sprees and lifestyles and have to spend more time with families, friends and in undertaking communal projects for the good of all. Likewise, in What do I have to offer, Kaufman makes it clear that he has to spend his life differently by ensuring he is more helpful. Kaufman explains a...
Satellite Television and Arab Youth: The Consumption of Materialism, Not Freedoms
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...Affluenza,’” Harmon presents the results of a survey conducted on Egyptian and Saudi youth that correlated television viewing with materialistic attitudes. This survey, Harmon says, opposed findings in the United States and Europe, where in these countries, the more teenagers watched the TV, the more disillusioned they became... 20 June 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. Several articles, however, beg to differ. In the article “Satellite Television:...
A History of Consumerism In The United States
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...Affluenza" by PBS (n. d.) is really very valuable in order to have a clear picture of consumerism along the years in the United States since the Discovery of America up to the present day. Let's see. 1.- 1600 - Founding Fathers and Mothers. The Puritans who founded Massachusetts an the Quakers who colonized Pennsylvania were clearly against the materialism of the countries where they had come from. But by the middle of the seventeenth century, "the abundance of the new frontier and the many opportunities for entrepreneurs had led... History Of Consumerism In The United s Executive Summary. In spite of being founded under precepts of simple life and frugality, like those held by the Pilgrims,...
Reading Response # 4
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...affluenza”. Fall, 2008. June 18, 2012. http://www.arabmediasociety.com/?article=691 Sakr, Naomi. Arab Media and Political Renewal: Community, Legitimacy and Public life. I.B. Tauris, 2007.... Teacher The increasing popularity of satellite TV among Arab youths can be treated in different ways. 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 would dictate the opinion of the public sphere that would ultimately translate to public policies that will affect the youth and their issues, it would be too much to ask from a television program. I also say half full because if we ...
Evolving thesis
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...affluenza” and other consequences of the consumerism such as stress related disorders (Harmon 8... In “Two Cheers for Materialism”, James Twitchell posits that “We live through things, we create ourselves through thingsand 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. He suggests that our purchasing habits are a mirror for our desires to identify ourselves with material goods which is evidenced in the purchasing habits resulting in eating disorders,...
Restitution
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...affluenza filed lawsuits against Ethan Couch, who had caused a deadly accident that killed four people and left nine seriously injured. He was a teenage boy who had been drinking at home under no adult supervision and decided to drive his friends around the estate in his father’s truck. He was driving at a speed of 70mph when he ran into four passengers trying to help out a mountaineer driver. The first lawsuit... Law Restitution Introduction United s Courts define civil cases as a federal caseinvolving a legal dispute between two or more parties. 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...
What I think the good life means to me
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...Affluenza gives great information and detail on living a good life while minimizing your daily consumption (De Graaf, Wann, & Naylor, 2001). Affluenza respects the perfect human desires. It also seeks to create different methods to make comfort, elegance, and enjoyment more genuine and durables than purchasable, perishable things. Education, family, relationships, work, moral and ethical principles, spiritual support and success are some of the things that make the cut. Before you can jump into the obvious conclusion of how the above qualities are far from being good, take a walk with me. The goodness of good is relative as well. Since the custodian of...
Conspicuous Consumption in America
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...Affluenza. The writers attack the problem... -fashioned necessities, but with the cost of both continuing to rise, how much longer will it be before more than just anti-consumer agitators realize they can live for the long term without some of the things they may be forced to live without for short term? References Cohen, M., Comrov, A, & Hoffner, B. (2005) The new politics of consumption: promoting sustainability in the American marketplace. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy I, I. Retrieved September 13, 2005 from ejournal.nbii.org DeGraaf, J., Wann, D., & Naylor, T. (2002) Affluenza. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publisher, Inc. Deese, H. (2005) Has...
Ban Advertising that Preys upon Children
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...Affluenza" virus is said to be a form of 'sickness' that is greatly caused by materialism. A result of this illness would be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and personal disorder. Those who are afflicted by this virus watch more television, and are more likely to be dissatisfied with their lives than those who seldom watch. When asked to compare their lives with those they see on the television, they view themselves negatively and inferior compared to these characters. As an example, schoolchildren who compare their own performances in school to the best and brightest pupils they see on television. Without proper adult guidance, these children will develop inferiority that may affect...
History
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...affluenza,” which is basically an affliction that rich kids get because their parents never set limits for them. I could never imagine a poor kid getting the same kind of break, so this is a good example of the rich being entitled to better justice than the poor. Again, however, this is not how a just society should work. And the Declaration of Independence, with the emphasis on equal justice for all, can provide the road map that lawmakers need to make sure that justice is more equal between the rich and the poor, the black and the white, etc. This is something that simply must be done if our society is going to prosper and thrive. We cannot forget that this is one... Why I Would Save the Declaration...
Paid Employment and Identity
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...affluenza. The result is increased material inequality, dissatisfaction, worthlessness and unhappiness and is as a result of selfish capitalism which advocates for market liberalization. The only solution to this predicament is by pursuing real needs and by identification of self as valuable even without material possessions. Marx on the other hand, argues that abolishing the capitalist system and instituting communism or socialism where there is no property ownership will solve the alienation of worker and consumer problem and enable individuals... ? Topic: Lecturer: Presentation: Introduction In everyday life people have a tendency to want to belong to a particular group or society hence identifying...
Shopping as an American Culture Value
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...Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic', he cited figures from De Graff et al (2003): "Shopping has become the most preferred... Shopping: The Cultural Value 'Consumerism' and the American Way of Life 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. Values are an intrinsic and important part of any culture's beliefs and attitudes. They become absorbed into the mindset of the society, and inform both individual and group behavior. This essay ...
Research paper
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...Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic.” Lasn, K. (1999). “The Unofficial History of America.” The Uncooling of America. William Morrow / Eaglebrook.... ? Effect of Brand Image on Consumer Purchasing Behavior in Clothing Grade (3rd, Nov. 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. All the female students fall in the spending category of between $50 to the excess of $450, with 15% of the female students being the category that spend less on purchasing clothes per semester, having...
Essay
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...affluenza", the epidemic of depression, the despoliation of cultural... ?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. However, the private ownership and associated profit motive of economic ventures induces adverse effects of the economy on the society. This is consistent with Twitchell’s claim according to which “our commercial culture has been blamed for the rise of eating disorders, the spread of...
Hyperconsumerism
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...Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough (Hamilton and Dennis, 2005), the authors have made a study of the Australian people, describing how corporations, advertisers, the media and politicians perform in order to ensure Australians are always thinking about what they lack rather than using the opportunities that our wealth presents for leading richer lives and building a better society. The have provided very strong evidence in favor of these views.. In 2004, the Australian... Is Hyper-consumption Buying Unhappiness 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...
Burden of the Bourgeoisie
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...Affluenza” quote a string of figures and data calculated to show the irresponsibility and callousness of the middle class. They tell us horrifying tales of how much the American families have sunk deep into debt, and how, nevertheless, they hanker for luxuries and spend more and more on unnecessary fripperies. We are told that American middle class families are so obsessed with designer clothes, branded shoes, restaurant meals, and gadgets like microwave and ipod as well as air conditioned cars that they don’t care if they cannot repay... Burden of the Bourgeoisie Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi have made a strong case for the much maligned middle in their book. The doomsday pundits of...
American Middle Class
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...Affluenza" quote a string of figures and data calculated to show the irresponsibility and callousness of the middle class. They tell us horrifying tales of how much the American families have sunk deep into debt, and how, nevertheless, they hanker for luxuries and spend more and more on unnecessary fripperies. We are told that American middle class families are so obsessed with designer clothes, branded shoes, restaurant meals, and gadgets like microwave and ipod as well as air conditioned cars that they don't care if they cannot repay... Burden of the Bourgeoisie Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi have made a strong case for the much maligned middle in their book. The doomsday pundits of...
Consequences of Neoliberalism. Economic Consequences of Neoliberalism.
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...Affluenza, a socially transforming condition that add more debts, anxiety, and overload upon the minds and lives of the people (Oliver, 2007, p3). The link between neoliberalism and social system has also been proved from different studies based upon the evidences collected from different countries that adopted the neoliberalism approach. Economic freedom and liberalization is supposed to have positive effect upon the prosperity level of the country. For instance, Chile adopted the neoliberal policies and take necessary steps to make its trade policies open and liberal... ? Consequences of Neoliberalism Neoliberalism Neoliberalism refers to a market-driven approach to the policy making process for...
Discuss Love and Passion in relation to either Contemporary Art
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...affluenza’ common to the elite... There is probably no so clichéd so as to reverberate through and through for generations such as that of love and passion. No human being canpossibly instigate so as to the imperative reality of the subject which causes for its banality and consequently its utter cohesion that it can never truly be set aside succinctly. The Fine Line between Passion and Madness This subjective differentiation of what madness and passion is will be a topic that lingers on for some valid reasons. What is passion anyway? Does it really propel a person to do things that are not of his nature? And can a conclusion be drawn between the link of passion and love? Is love parallel with passio...
How far neuromarketing can go ethically?
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...Affluenza : when too much is never enough. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Herman, S. (2005). Selling to the Brain. Global Cosmetic Industry, vol. 173, no.5, pp. 64–66. Huang, G. (1998). The Economics of Brains. Technology Review, vol. 108, no. 5, pp. 74–76. Humby, C., Hunt, T., and Phillips, T. (2007). Scoring Points. London, UK: Kogan Page Limited. Kenning, P., & Plassmann, H. (2005). NeuroEconomics: an overview from an economic perspective. Brain Res. Bull. vol. 67, pp. 343–354. Kosfeld, M., Heinrichs, M., Zak, P.J., Fischbacher, U. & Fehr, E. (2005). Oxytocin increases trust in humans. Nature, vol. 435, pp. 673-676. Lee, N. Broderick... In earlier years, marketing was just considered as a tool to...
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