Some of American Affluence
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The third section discusses the meaning and measurement of rich, middle class, poor, and affluence
in modern economies and how it relates to the biblical teachings of section 2.
The Challenge of Affluence
makes an interesting and provocative argument; chapters build upon chapters, and by the end of the book, Offer has drawn a damning portrait of consumer society.
I feel that we, across the globe, do not have a clear understanding of this mass affluence
and its side effects, just as I did not quite comprehend Gangotri when I was in elementary school.
Steve Bhaerman, known by his popular alias of Swami Beyondananda, "uncommontator and political guru", encourages ordinary citizens to wake up and take back government of, by, and for the people--with a chuckle inducing affluence
of puns, black-and-white cartoons, and wry insights to drive the point home.
In a culture of consumption and affluence
like that of the United States, Simon reminds us that there is an alternative: the way of gratitude and generosity.
The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence
on the Environment Norman Myers, Jennifer Kent
is the environment's friend, not its enemy.
The amount of light emanating from each area of the planet is linked to its affluence
and its access to resources, so that the piece is an index of that which each bright expanse exacts from the populations in the dark.
Yalnizyan also stresses "this slide to the bottom is creating a great divide in this country--a divide made more intractable over the 1990's, as the odds of crossing over to greater affluence
or making it to the middle becomes a longer shot.
Sadly, the affluence
of the Potomac has overshadowed its little sister tributary, the Anacostia River.
The constructive course is for affluent countries to close their borders, enjoy their affluence
, and say to the rest of the world, "Look, if you want to be affluent like we are, limit your populations like we did.