Addict Nation: An Intervention for America by Jane Velez-Mitchell

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Americans are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to is not inevitably unlawful or perhaps demanding to return by means of. Prescription medicinal drugs are making us excessive. quickly nutrition is making us fats. the web retains us continuously distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to advertisements. . . we are seduced into purchasing extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in turning out to be debt. huge earnings fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the cost of each person else. businesses, govt, and the media are developing the appearance that the extra we've, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and turn into hooked on their items within the approach. american citizens are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our strength again. In her trademark no-holds-barred variety, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, current simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this ebook. Addict country is our blueprint for switch, yet first we needs to see what's relatively occurring. this can be an intervention!

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Once there, we took a cab to my mom’s apartment in midtown, the very apartment where I grew up. I suddenly found myself back in my old bedroom where I had morphed from half pint to terrible teen. It contained a twin bed, a writing table, and a nightstand with a small TV set. It would turn out that, at ninety-four, my mother finally needed somebody to live with her. Also, my dogs—extraordinarily spoiled and prone to harmonically synchronized howling when left alone—were thrilled to have a doting grandma to play with while I was at work.

When It Comes to Combating Addictive Behavior, We Are Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Trying to Engineer Strictly Political Solutions Politics is tone deaf to the psychological and emotional underpinnings of America’s worst problems, even as it throws billions of dollars at them. If you give a heroin junkie a wad of cash, it’s not going to help him kick his habit. Au contraire. Our healthcare debate is a perfect example. We keep talking about getting everybody insured. How about tackling the root cause of so much of the illness in America?

Do you covet things your friends and neighbors possess? If you answered yes to more than a couple of these questions, you may well be consuming addictively, at least sometimes. Most of us are. “The way that our culture is set up requires people to believe that it’s important to work hard, to make a lot of money, in order to have a lot of possessions or to make more money. That’s what keeps the wheels of consumer capitalism going. ” —Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism America Is Using Materialism to Escape This overconsumption of material goods is one of our most ingrained social contagions.

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