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 […]

Bill Cosby May Avoid Jail Time With Affluenza Plea Deal

Bill Cosby May Avoid Jail Time With Affluenza Plea Deal

Bill Cosby will finally have his day in court. After 60 accusers and more than two decades since he was first called a sex abuser and rapist, the comedian has finally been charged. While the fallen icon has long been guilty in the court of public opinion, prosecutors will do their best to convict him […]

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 […]