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Free event at the YWCA Join Village Books, ReSources and the Community Food Co-op for an important conversation, led by author John de Graaf, on how we can work together to overcome affluenza and regain our creativity, control, and time, as explored in the newly released third edition of Affluenza. The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless working hours, and family conflict to rising debt, environmental pollution, and rampant commercialism are all symptoms of this global plague. The new edition traces the role overconsumption played in the Great Recession, discusses new ways to measure social health and success (such as the Gross Domestic Happiness index), and offers policy recommendations to make our society more simplicity-friendly. The underlying message isn't to stop buying--it's to remember, always, that the best things in life aren't things. Listen to a podcast interview of with John on KBAI AM930's Joe Show. John de Graaf is author of Affluenza: How Overconsumption is Killing Us and How to Fight Back, Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America, and What's the economy for, anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness. de Graaf has worked with KCTS-TV, the Seattle PBS affiliate, for twenty-four years as an independent documentary producer. More than fifteen of his programs have been broadcast in prime time nationally on PBS. He is the recipient of more than 100 awards for filmmaking, including three Emmy awards. He is currently active in the Happiness Initiative (www.happycounts.org) and is an advisor to the prime minister of Bhutan.
Location: Street: 1026 N Forest St. Additional: YWCA City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225 Country: United States (adicionado a partir de IndieBound)… (mais)
Author John de Graaf, “What’s the Economy for, Anyway?”