Download e-book for kindle: Addict Nation: An Intervention for America by Jane Velez-Mitchell

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0757315453

ISBN-13: 9780757315459

American citizens are being lured into habit. And what we are addicted to isn't really unavoidably unlawful or perhaps demanding to return via. Prescription medicines are making us excessive. quickly meals is making us fats. the web retains us continually 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 ads. . . we are seduced into purchasing extra stuff we do not want whereas we drown in growing to be debt. monstrous gains fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the rate of every person else. companies, govt, and the media are growing the appearance that the extra we now have, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and turn into hooked on their items within the method. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred sort, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, latest simply to make another individual wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this publication. Addict state is our blueprint for swap, yet first we needs to see what's fairly occurring. this is often an intervention!

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Faux Capitalism Hey, I enjoyed those Ayn Rand books as much as anybody. I’d love to spend a night tooling around town with John Galt or Howard Roark, Rand’s fictional heroes who personify the capitalistic ethos. But I hate to break it to you . . we no longer live in a capitalistic society. ” But today, the so-called “free market” is hardly free! It’s ironic that anyone who challenges today’s economic system is accused of being a socialist, because what we have today is actually corporate socialism.

It’s time we all ask ourselves, Am I part of that “20 percent” in the massive overconsumption range? In the national bestseller Why We Buy, retail guru Paco Underhill— whose clients have included some of the biggest brand names in the world—explains why corporations hire him to videotape shoppers and analyze their buying habits: “If we went into stores only when we needed to buy something, and if once there we bought only what we needed, the economy would collapse—boom. Fortunately, the economic party that started the second half of the twentieth century has fostered more shopping than anyone would have predicted, more shopping than has ever taken place anywhere at any time.

I perked up and began staring at my cell phone. In short order, the phone rang. A delightful voice on the other end of the line offered me a job hosting my own national TV show. Oh, and by the way, I’d have to start right away, as in that very minute. I would do the show in Los Angeles that same night and then fly to New York to begin working there two days later. Wow! Now that’s quite a wake-up call! And it would prove to be in many ways. I was thrilled and immediately said yes! It was like a gift from heaven.

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