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By Jane Velez-Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0757315453

ISBN-13: 9780757315459

Americans are being lured into habit. And what we are addicted to isn't really unavoidably unlawful or perhaps tough to come back through. Prescription medicines are making us excessive. quickly nutrients is making us fats. the web retains us consistently distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to advertisements. . . we are seduced into deciding to buy extra stuff we do not desire whereas we drown in transforming into debt. sizeable earnings fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the cost of all people else. enterprises, govt, and the media are developing the semblance that the extra now we have, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and turn into hooked on their items within the method. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred variety, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, latest simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this publication. Addict country is our blueprint for switch, yet first we needs to see what's particularly occurring. this is often an intervention!

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So what? Do you really think stars are the only ones who grapple with compulsions like serial infidelity, overpopulation, pill popping, and gluttony? No. The only difference between stars and the rest of us is . . their addictive behavior seems somehow more glamorous, more fascinating. And we all get to watch. Addiction Often Comes Packaged as a Harmless Distraction What’s surpassed baseball as our number-one national pastime? Crime. America’s extreme fixation on violence and murder has reached epidemic proportions.

If they leave half the plate, they feel even more refined. It’s part of the mentality that you can never be too rich or too thin. As I watch the waiter take away a plate of barely eaten food, along with the rolls of untouched bread in the basket, all destined for the garbage bin, I think of a recent study. It says America could feed over 200 million adults every year, just with the food that ends up in our garbage cans. 2 While my more successful friends certainly feign concern over that jaw-dropping imbalance, they actually seem more disturbed by my newest quirk.

Faux Capitalism Hey, I enjoyed those Ayn Rand books as much as anybody. I’d love to spend a night tooling around town with John Galt or Howard Roark, Rand’s fictional heroes who personify the capitalistic ethos. But I hate to break it to you . . we no longer live in a capitalistic society. ” But today, the so-called “free market” is hardly free! It’s ironic that anyone who challenges today’s economic system is accused of being a socialist, because what we have today is actually corporate socialism.

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