The Tragic Excuse Called Affluenza

The Tragic Excuse Called Affluenza

Affluenza is a combination of the terms affluent and influenza. In 1997, the term debuted in a book called The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence, written by licensed therapist Jessie O’Neill. In 2013, the term resurfaced as a tragic excuse for the actions of Ethan Couch, a teen who killed four people while driving […]

Ethan Couch Reflects a Justice System Sick From Affluenza

Ethan Couch Reflects a Justice System Sick From Affluenza

Ethan Couch, the teen who killed four people and paralyzed one after driving drunk, continues to confirm that the nation has a biased justice system. He avoided prison due to a fictitious condition called Affluenza. This is puzzling when one pauses to think how frequently serious psychological issues are not even considered in cases involving […]

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