John De Graff, "Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic." Podcast: Journeys Interview Segment 1 of 4
A Dick Staub Interview (Segment 1 of 4) with John De Graaf, the producer of a PBS series and companion book titled, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, joins us to talk about this widespread disease, which can be described as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." De Graaf, discusses some of the symptoms: shopping fever (mall mania), credit card debt, bankruptcies, greed and envy, homes congested with stuff, a shortage of time, declining savings, an overload of possessions, consumeritus among kids (especially teens) and an ache for meaning. A fascinating and sobering discussion and wake up call.
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