Barry Schwartz: Affluence and wellbeing, 8 March 2007
Show More The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950 by Avner Offer.
Oxford, 454 pp., £30, March 2006, 0 19 820853 7Show More
“... effects on both psychological and physical health. It leads to increased insecurity, which, as Jacob Hacker has recently pointed out in The Great Risk Shift, afflicts the white-collar classes as much as it does the blue-collar. It leads to decreased trust as we are constantly bombarded by advertisements from an industry that depends on trust while at ...”