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By Clive Hamilton, Richard Denniss

Our homes are greater than ever, yet our households are smaller. our youngsters visit the easiest colleges we will have enough money, yet we rarely see them. We’ve bought more cash to spend, but we’re extra in debt than ever prior to. what's going on?

The Western global is within the grip of a intake binge that's specified in human historical past. We aspire to the life of the wealthy and well-known on the fee of kinfolk, pals and private fulfilment. charges of tension, melancholy and weight problems are up as we strive against with the vacancy and never-ending disappointments of the shopper life.

Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our entire society is hooked on overconsumption. It tracks how a lot Australians overwork, the becoming mountains of stuff we throw out, the medicine we take to ‘self-medicate’ and the true that means of ‘choice’. thankfully there's a healing. progressively more Australians are identifying to disregard the advertisers, decrease their patron spending and recapture their time for the issues that actually subject.

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The wolf raised the latch, and the door swung wide open. Without saying a word, he went straight to Grandmother's bed and gobbled her up. Then he put on her clothes and her nightcap, lay down in her bed, and drew the curtains. Meanwhile, Little Red Cap had been running around looking for flowers. When she finally had so many that she couldn't carry them all, she suddenly remembered Grandmother and set off again on the path to her house. " She called out a greeting but there was no answer. Then she went to the bed and drew back the curtains.

She finished tying the rope around the nanny goat. "There, I've finished. " T h e ogress pulled and pulled, and the little girl began yelling, "Hairy ogress! " She threw open the barn and fled. T h e ogress kept pulling, and up came the nanny goat. She jumped out of bed and ran after the little girl. " When the ogress tried to get through, the Jordan River did not lower CHIANG M I / GOLDFLOWER AND THE BEAR 19 his waters, and the ogress was swept away in the current. From the bank the little girl made faces at her.

So the wolf asked her where her grandmother lived and the little girl told him and he disappeared into the wood. When the little girl opened the door of her grandmother's house she saw that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and nightgown on. She had approached no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she saw that it was not her grandmother but the wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look any more like your grandmother than the Metro-Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge.

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