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what did Schlasser write?
- "Fast Food Nation"
The United Nations created this after WWII to prevent war.
UNESCO (program under the United Nations)

- U.S. and Britain "quit" bc didn't want to listen to smaller countries
(equal say in issues)
What must we use to rethink out values?
- AFFLUENZA
what is AFFLUENZA?
- looking critically at consumerism

- overwhelming feeling of debt & anxiety brought about by the pursuit of more
what are the 5 symptoms of AFFLUENZA?
1. Chronic Stress
2. A rash of Bankruptcies
3. Shopping Fever
4. Unrealistic
5. Fracture Families
what is CHRONIC STRESS?
- related to prosperity & branding
-CARING FOR THINGS NOT PEOPLE
- (ads say we are not lovable)
2.what occured during a RASH OF BANKRUPTCIES?
2. - by 1990's more people declaring bankruptcy than graduating from college
- need to make expectations more realistic
3. What is SHOPPING FEVER?
3. try to make feel better by buying things
4. what is being UNREALISTIC in a sense of AFFLUENZA?
4. swollen expectation
what are FRACTURE FAMILIES?
- more than 90% stressed issues related to money is driving force of divorce
values to Americans are .... (3) according to Schlasser
1. money
2. change
3. relationships w/ other people
Give 2 examples of how we eat value our values.
1. if we value time, we go eat at a fast food restaurant
2. money, consumerism; always buying more
How are Americans getting information?
- mass media & advertising