‘Affluenza’ can be defined as a collective psychological disorder that leaves people feeling deprived despite their plenty. The link below leads to an insightful and powerfully argued video lecture on the subject.
The 29 minute lecture is delivered by Richard Denniss, who is the Executive Director of Australia’s most influential think-tank, the Australia Institute. Denniss is also the co-author (with Clive Hamilton) of the book, Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough (2005). The lecture below, and the book, are highly recommended.