The Affluenza Project, definicija oboljenja

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#1 The Affluenza Project, definicija oboljenja

Post by rashomon » 13/02/2007 15:59

http://www.affluenza.com/aboutaff.html

Affluenza:
Simply defined, Affluenza, is a dysfunctional relationship
with money/wealth, or the pursuit of it. Globally it is a back up
in the flow of money resulting in a polarization of the classes
and a loss of economic and emotional balance.
We can see the symptoms of affluenza throughout our culture:in those around us who have wealth; in those who are pursuing wealth; and in varying degrees within ourselves.

Psychotherapist and affluenza authority, Jessie H. O'Neill M.A. has refined her clinical definition of affluenza as:

* The collective addictions, character flaws, psychological wounds, neuroses, and behavioral disorders caused or exacerbated by the presence of, or desire for money/wealth.
* In corporations and businesses it manifests as a loss of personal and professional productivity; high turn-over rate among CEO's and employees, and an increase in sick days.
* In individuals, it takes the form of a dysfunctional or unhealthy relationship with money, regardless of one's socio-economic level. It manifests as behaviors resulting from a preoccupation with --or imbalance around-- the money in our lives.
* The psychological dysfunctions of affluenza within the family are generational, and frequently passed from parent to child.
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Post by rashomon » 13/02/2007 16:01

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/3 ... source=rss

Most of us get really excited about such terms as "globalization," mainly because we associate it with learning how to appreciate a good Thai green curry and being able to buy cheap T-shirts made in Bangladesh.

Tsk. What we really need to worry about is a global uprising among the growing ranks of the poor against the rich.

At the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, experts such as Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, warned of a backlash that would be "very, very severe," if the gap between rich and poor isn't bridged. While economists maintain that globalization has been a boon for the world's economy, they're also coming around to realizing that overall, rapid-fire international trade tends to make the rich richer and the poor worse off. Unskilled workers sink lower into poverty while skilled workers worry about their jobs being outsourced.

All this is turning us into middle-class protectionists, which makes the situation worse. Roubini suggested we improve our lot by higher taxes for the wealthy matched with more government investments in education and job training.

We're with him. Let's do whatever it takes.

According to a 2006 study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research at the U.N. University, the top 2 percent of the richest people in the world control more than half its household wealth. Meanwhile, the poorest half of the world owns 1 percent of global wealth.

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Post by Hierarchia » 14/02/2007 13:09

rashomon, navedi nam par pacijenata. :D :D

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Post by rashomon » 14/02/2007 16:17

According to a 2006 study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research at the U.N. University, the top 2 percent of the richest people in the world control more than half its household wealth. Meanwhile, the poorest half of the world owns 1 percent of global wealth.
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