Affluenza


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Affluenza

1. A situation in which wealthy people find themselves unhappy. The term came to prominence in the mid-2000s, when the financial industry was doing extraordinarily well but people who worked on Wall Street or The City discovered that large bank accounts did not satisfy them at their deepest levels.

2. A slang term for greed.
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Indeed, African cultural values in Mhlongo's novels are as distorted for corrupt financial gain as in his 2016 collection of short stories Affluenza. After the protagonist of Pedi cultural identity has died in a car accident in the Eastern Cape, culture is invoked to exploit the Xhosa family she was visiting when she met her death (63).
I loved the term affluenza. It's made me feel guilty about any little purchase I've made in the last week.
The situation we see--where affluenza is the norm--has been presided over for decades by traditional estate planning attorneys as the gatekeepers for family inheritance.
His lawyers' defended him by alleging that Ethan had been affected by "affluenza," a term that was rarely heard off at the time.
I've written about the notable legal phrases of 2016 ("Goodbye 'affluenza defense,' hello 'sextortion,'" Dec.
Lawyers for Texas 'affluenza' teen seek his release from jail, Reuters
The Gallup, N.M., diocese bankruptcy story (NCR, April 22-May 5) is but another sickening case of "affluenza" --what you have when you never face the consequences of your actions.
It's quite obvious the misunderstood students were suffering from a severe case of "affluenza."
MEXICO CITY, Rabi'II 17, 1437, January 27, 2016, SPA -- The wealthy Texas youth known as the "affluenza" teen after he killed four people in a drunk driving incident in 2013 will be deported to the United States imminently after dropping a legal challenge in Mexico, his lawyer said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
The mother of a Texas teen who was derided for his ' affluenza'defence in a fatal drunk driving crash was released from a county jail on Tuesday and placed under home confinement on an electronic monitor, a sheriff said.
In developing "sportsfluenza" as a tenn to describe the mental state of such athletes, this note draws from the definition of "affluenza" as employed by psychologist Dr.