A look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. The program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza rev...

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Corporate Authors: KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.), Oregon Public Broadcasting., Bullfrog Films., Media Foundation (Organization)
Other Authors: De Graaf, John., Boe, Vivia., Simon, Scott., Harwood, Richard., Rifkin, Jeremy., Wachtel, Paul L., 1940-, Mazur, Laurie Ann., Jacobson, Michael F., Celente, Gerald, 1946-, Stanton, Glenn T., 1962-, Schor, Juliet., Korten, David C., Robin, Vicki., Shi, David E., Strasser, Susan, 1948-, Lasn, Kalle., Halstead, Ted., Dominguez, Joseph R., Elgin, Duane., Andrews, Cecile., Dornan, Peter.
Format: Video DVD
Published: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, 2005, c1997.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The Definition of Affluenza
  • Swollen expectations: The 50s
  • Shopping fever
  • Chronic stress
  • Hypercommercialism
  • Material girls (and boys)
  • Marketing to children
  • Schools targeted
  • A Rash of bankruptcies
  • Fractured families
  • Social scars
  • Global infection
  • America sets the example
  • The simple life
  • Prevention and cure
  • Redefining "progress"
  • Living better with less.