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My Drug of Choice is More: Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

My Drug of Choice is More: Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

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Published by Jed Diamond
The Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations. Now it’s time we named the problem underlying this issue. It’s called Addiction. I’ve been treating addicts for more than forty years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we’re dealing with addiction.
The Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations. Now it’s time we named the problem underlying this issue. It’s called Addiction. I’ve been treating addicts for more than forty years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we’re dealing with addiction.

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Of course, I meant to say "wealth addiction" as opposed to wealth addition, and "suffer this addiction " rather than addition. I guess I had math on my mind!!
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Diamond explains the 2008 financial meltdown with a fresh voice. He suggests many Americans are suffering from wealth addition. For these people enough is never enough. For those who suffer this addition, like all addicts, they eventually must recover or die. He praises the Occupy Wall Street movement. This is a stimulating point of view; it broadens the conversation as America struggles to recove
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