Affluenza


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Affluenza

(1)  A popular term for a dysfunctional family environment in which both parents work or have activities that decrease parenting time
Adverse effects Unsupervised kids/adolescents may drink more, get pregnant, abuse drugs, gamble online.
(2) A condition affecting those living in highly developed societies, which is characterised by an addiction to controlled noise (TV, entertainment); lack of financial control; disintegration of the family and social networks, disconnect with the natural habitat, and living in an artificial environment.
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His rationale is simple: thieves can't steal what isn't hoarded, and moths can't eat what isn't stored up (James employs this same image in his rant against murderous affluenza, James 5:1-5).
The third author of Affluenza has taken a path decidedly different from his colleagues" Thomas H.
And there are home shopping channels and cyber shopping, a new affluenza carrier online.
Micah said: "My work has been influenced by Oliver James' book Affluenza.
He has produced films including The Art of Getting By, Affluenza and Bad Actress.
I burgle the term from a new fake condition dubbed affluenza, which made headlines last week when a Texas teenager claimed that he drove drunk and killed four people because he has wealthy parents who never set limits.
com The Media Whores - Pornophonica THE deep rumbling bass of album opener Affluenza, the guitar slashes, the pop melody among the musical maelstrom .
The film Affluenza documents the extreme materialistic values of American society.
Owens laments that those churches "have succumbed to affluenza and shape their constituents accordingly.
This at any rate, is the thesis of Oliver James, author of the recently published and much talked about book Affluenza.
This man clearly has an advanced case of Affluenza.