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Author talk: Richard Denniss "Curing Afluenza" (Adult 16+) (Gungahlin Libra...

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Gungahlin Library

Cnr Hibberson & Gozzard St

Gungahlin

Canberra

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This program is now fully booked. Bookings are essential for this library program. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking. Libraries ACT does not keep a waiting list. However cancellations are reflected on this page as we receive them and will allow for new bookings.
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This program is suitable for adults aged 16+

Richard Denniss discusses his very popular book 'Curing Afluenza'.

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...

At once a lucid explanation of a critical global issue and a stirring call to action, Curing Affluenza will change the way you think about your place in the world.

Learn about the difference between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is harmful 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. We must foster new ways of thinking and acting that do not squander limited resources, and which support the things we value most: vibrant communities and rich experiences.

Richard Denniss is the author of 'Econobabble' and 'Curing Affluenza', and co-author of 'Affluenza'. He is chief economist at the Australia Institute. He writes for the Monthly, the Canberra Times and the Australian Financial Review.

All programs are free. Bookings required.

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  • Bookings are essential for this program as places are limited. We are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking.
  • Please contact the library if you wish to amend or cancel your booking. This will enable others to participate in the program.
  • Please arrive 10 mins early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule.

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Gungahlin Library

Cnr Hibberson & Gozzard St

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Canberra

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