Curing Affluenza Book Launch: Canberra

Erik Olbrei Jack Thrower Tom Burmester Jenny Bradley Janet Rooney Michael Lightfoot Matt Grudnoff Samantha Hartley Samantha Hartley Nicolas Peterson Cameron Ong Josiah Hickson Geraldine Bate Shelley Cooper Scott Lang Paul Oboohov Peter Wood Martina Fechner Jane Power Beau Johnston Jane Power Matthew Armstrong Federico Davila Peter Robert Dwyer Rosy Listing Richard Denniss Joshua Payne Flo Verity Janet Rooney karen Dahl Tina Sicklen Shobha Varkey Steve Flora John Garnett Stephen Rowe Peter Callan Charles Lewis David Richardson Hesham Khadawardi Pailin Munyard Lynne Alexander Adrian March Mick March Sue Ellerman Michael White Anastasia Sim Ella Beer Jane Clifton-Bassett

Will you come?

'Affluenza is that strange desire we feel to spend money we don't have to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't know...'

A truly modern affliction, affluenza is endemic in Western societies, encouraged by those who profit from a culture of exploitation and waste. So how do we cure ourselves?


In his new book, Curing Affluenza, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial. We should cherish the things we own -- preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them. 

‘Richard Denniss is the freshest economic thinker I know, brimming with ideas, challenging old views and finding new opportunities for progress. In this path-breaking book he shows how we can stop abusing the natural environment without great economic cost.’ 
—Ross Gittins


Directions to ANU Pop-Up Village

Access to the ANU Pop-Up Village is best from Childers Street, near the Street Theatre. Enter University Avenue and wander into the University grounds, the Pop-Up Village is on the left side of the Avenue. The Club can be found by walking through the Village and into the Bar. Alternately best parking can be found in the Baldessin Carpark (access from Childers Street also), and walk through the hoarding at the end of Ellery Crescent into the Village.

November 22, 2017 at 6pm - 7pm
ANU Pop-Up Village Club, Union Court
Acton, ACT 2601
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