Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough by Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss

By Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss

Our homes are greater than ever, yet our households are smaller. our youngsters visit the simplest faculties we will have the funds for, yet we rarely see them. We’ve obtained more cash to spend, but we’re additional in debt than ever sooner than. what's going on?

The Western international is within the grip of a intake binge that's exact in human heritage. We aspire to the life of the wealthy and well-known on the fee of kinfolk, neighbors and private fulfilment. charges of tension, melancholy and weight problems are up as we combat with the vacancy and unending disappointments of the shopper life.

Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our entire society is hooked on overconsumption. It tracks how a lot Australians overwork, the transforming into mountains of stuff we throw out, the medicine we take to ‘self-medicate’ and the true which means of ‘choice’. thankfully there's a treatment. an increasing number of Australians are finding out to disregard the advertisers, lessen their client spending and recapture their time for the issues that actually subject.

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In addition to these texts, she created a number of more ‘secular’ poetic examples, most notably ‘Goblin Market’. This work presents a religious paradigm that counters its patriarchal framework. In the poem, Rossetti mythologizes a female saviour in a fairytale, domestic world. Her theology presents women saving women within the context of Victorian High Anglicanism and nineteenth-century philanthropy. The two sisters of ‘Goblin Market’, Laura and Lizzie, have been interpreted as Freudian children, figural types, lesbian lovers, and feminist sisters.

He observes that the prelate ‘was dead to all things but one, and that was human affection. God in his mercy separated him from the being whom he loved most on earth’ (Dalgairns, 1901, 100). Dalgairns constructs such affections as sins of pride committed by one who wishes to be well-loved. He quotes Fénelon’s Nécessité du renoncement: ‘“If those whom this man [one who loves and wants to be loved] loves and assists, do not pay him back with friendship, esteem, and confidence, he is touched to the quick”’ (Dalgairns, 1901, 101).

I attribute this less to his wonderful powers of mind than to his wonderful love for all men. He thinks no human misery beneath him, and seems to love persons the better, the wilder and younger they are … His scheme about Littlemore goes on, and I love to cherish a vision of one day being there with him, though I am quite aware it is a mere vision. (1 December 1841) 24 Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture Dalgairns later describes Newman’s character as both ‘sweetness and manly integrity’ (14 March 1843).

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