Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars we are sleepwalking to disaster, 27 Jun 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic (Bk Currents) (Kindle Edition)
This is a very important book. The idea that the desire for "stuff" has become an epidemic is a compelling one. One of the most chilling comments is made in relation to having our heads full of manipulative advertising messages. "The question is, if we get evicted from our own minds, who are we?". We cannot continue to mine the earth indefinitely and yet as the book points out most of us do not make the connection between what we consume and where it comes from. I have only given a 4 star rating for 2 reasons. At times it reads like a very long magazine article, hammering home the same point repeatedly with too many quotes and examples. Secondly the writers seem to be straining at the leash, but just about resisting the urge to promote religion as a positive force. This for me is a major turn off. But hey, they are americans.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Out of stock
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,612,502