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  • "Affluence" depends on having resources adequate to support consumption noticeably superior to that of most other people in this social setting -- in fact, it is doubly social, in that it depends upon comparison with other consumers and on the affluent person's having access to socially defined resources, which implies a particular situation within a particular set of social relations corporation, pirate gang, government bureau.

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  • "Affluence" depends on having resources adequate to support consumption noticeably superior to that of most other people in this social setting -- in fact, it is doubly social, in that it depends upon comparison with other consumers and on the affluent person's having access to socially defined resources, which implies a particular situation within a particular set of social relations corporation, pirate gang, government bureau.

    "Influence" concepts

  • "Affluence" isn't going to buy anyone bonus points when it comes to oil supply and demand … the transportation needs of the rich won't stave off Peak

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  • A letter to the South Carolina Gazette complained that “many of the Female Slaves are by far more elegantly dressed, than the Generality of White Women below Affluence.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • If the wealthy are buying, there's a huge downstream effect: It goes all the way down to the $50,000 annual income household, says Selling to the New Elite author Jim Taylor, a marketing specialist with luxury brand consultant Harrison Group, whose annual Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America with American Express Publishing Group gauges shopping sentiment of the affluent.

    For the wealthy, a return to luxury spending

  • Affluence in this context is qualitative and not quantitative.

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  • Affluence and modernity abet all kinds of choices, after all, including overeating.

    Roommate Not Wanted

  • In terms of performance, the Jetta of Leveraged Affluence was given a multi-link rear suspension that made it handle like a much more expensive car.

    The Volkswagen Jetta's graceful ride back down to earth

  • Affluence and luxury lead to decadence, corruption and decline.

    The American Daydream

  • The high priest of erroneous prediction is, of course, Paul Ehrlich, who, though a respected entomologist, turned into an end-of-the-worlder with "The Population Bomb" (1968) and "The End of Affluence" (1974).

    Prophets of Error

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