Pursuit of affluence

Other Names:
Pursuit of affluent living standards
Belief that wealth eliminates all problems
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:
Illusion of happiness
Living simply
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
08.05.1998 – 00:00 CEST