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Richard Denniss & Bob Brown in conversation

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The Australia Institute Tasmania presents --
Curing Affluenza: Hobart Book Launch
Richard Denniss & Bob Brown in conversation

6.30pm Thursday 2 Nov
The Fern Tree Tavern
680 Huon Road, Fern Tree, Hobart TAS

In his new book, Curing Affluenza, chief economist of the Australia Institute, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial. We should cherish the things we own -- preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them.

‘Richard Denniss is the freshest economic thinker I know, brimming with ideas, challenging old views and finding new opportunities for progress. In this path-breaking book he shows how we can stop abusing the natural environment without great economic cost.’
—Ross Gittins

Not in Tasmania? Find a Curing Affluenza book tour event near you: http://nb.tai.org.au/curing_affluenza_tour