Problem

Pursuit of affluence

Other Names:
Pursuit of affluent living standards
Belief that wealth eliminates all problems
Claim:
The few who live in the overdeveloped countries can only go on enjoying their present resource use if they continue to seek more than their fair share. The goal of development cannot be to rise to the living standards and industrial-consumer economies which the rich countries now have.
Broader Problems:
Avarice
Illusion of happiness
Strategies:
Living simply
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
08.05.1998 – 00:00 CEST