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Causes Cures In this essay I plan to analyze a dangerous disease that is infecting people through the US This disease is called affluenza it is very contagious and once infected with the disease it is difficult to unseat Affluenza us characterized as an unhealthy relationship with money swollen expectations and trying to keep up with the Joneses Affluenza creates stress bankruptcies and causes problems in relationships Although there are some people who have a different definition for affluenza Many people find affluenza to be a rich mans disease and have responded by suggesting that the world has bigger problems without have to feel sorry for the rich I would contend that affluenza that affluenza can be cured and maybe prevented In analyzing affluenza I hope to shed insight those possibilities There is a disease that is sweeping the US at an alarming pace It is called affluenza it is very contagious and growing at frightening rates In 1997 an amazing 11 million debt plagued spenders filed for personal bankruptcy that was a 286 increase from 96 Economists predict another 16 million to file by the end of this fiscal year Shop til We Drop STWD 1997 These are two vivid examples of the amazing rate at which affluenza is growing These numbers are occurring Causes Cures despite the strong economy and perhaps because of it With the economy in the US going so well credit card companies are issuing more credit Consumers are then using their new found credit to buy without even thinking of how they will pay for the products They get the credit cards because of the appealingly low 59 introductory rate and go for it but the credit card companies usually run those rates up to 18 or more in the first six months before the consumer pays off the purchase Insight into the News IIN 1997 This in turn leads consumers into
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