consumerism Fighting Off A Case Of "Affluenza" By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren & JPR News • Jan 7, 2014 Berrett-Koehler Publishers Listen Listening... / 42:16 John De Graaf describes rampant consumerism in the context of his favorite term, "Affluenza." When do we cross the line between striving and accumulating? In a consumer society, it can be hard indeed to resist the tidal forces driving us to buy bigger, better, and more. Of ANYthing. Just Like Mom Said, "Sharing Is Good" By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Dec 11, 2013 New Society Publishers Listen Listening... / 41:09 Beth Buczynski explains how sharing works, with a big assist from the Internet. It's not just financial necessity that gets people thinking about sharing more things in their lives. Opening closets, cupboards and attics reminds us just how much STUFF we collect over the years.