47 pages 1 hour read

John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas Naylor


Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2001

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Essay Topics


Is overconsumption bad for us? Why or why not? How would the authors of Affluenza respond to your argument?


 Which of the symptoms of affluenza described in Part 1 of the book is the most dangerous or concerning in your view. Why?


The authors frequently praise the social and economic systems of certain European nations (e.g., Holland and Denmark) developed during the 20th century. How do they explain the very different trajectory of the United States in the same period? Are you convinced by this explanation?