Affluenza Video by John De Graaf
(and material from P. Wenz, "Personal Choices, Consumerism and Human Nature," Env. Ethics Today)

Related books and websites:


Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor, Redefining Progress 2001 Berrett-Koehler ; ISBN: 1576751511

Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living by Jerome M. Segal, © 1999 by Jerome M. Segal. Published by Henry Holt and Company LLC.


Robert Franks, Winner Take All Society

Mark Sagoff, "Do we consume too much?" Atlantic Monthly and reply by Paul Ehrlich et al.n I have the Sagoff in Westra/Werhand, The business of consumption. He argues that it is a fallacy to think we are running out of resources-lots of stats and facts supporting, but too much not much analysis; same old economics doesn't address env. issue here, but moral reasons support claim consume too much.

Ehrilich's reply is at (and I have) http

Laura Westra and Patricia Werhane, The Business of Consumption: Environmental Ethics and the Global Economy Rowman and Littlefield Sept 1998.

A.L. Hammond, "Limits to Consumption and Economic Growth: The Middle Ground," Philosophy and Public Policy, 15,4 (1995): 9-12.

"The Ethics of Consumption," Report from the Institute of Philosophy and Public Policy (QQ) 15, 4. I have.

David Crocker and Toby Linden, The Ethics of Consumption Rowman and Littlefield, 1997 (564 pages).

David Shy (Furman president) The Simple Life

Juliet Schor, The Simple Life

Our money our life

Your money or your life

Duane Elgin, Voluntary Simplicity

Marketing madness

Richard Swenson, Margin

Giving Kids the Business Alex Molar

David Shi

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Theodore Roosevelt advocate of simple living