Curing Affluenza – How To Buy Less Stuff And Save The World

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

“Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t know . . .”

A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure ourselves? In today’s episode Ebony talks to Chief Economist Richard Denniss about why we must distinguish between consumerism and materialism. 

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Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett @ebony_bennett

Contributors: Chief Economist Richard Denniss @RDNS_TAI  

Producer: Jennifer Macey  @jennifermacey // Title Track: Jonathan McFeat

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