Empty-handed we came into the world, andempty-handed, beyond question, we must leaveit; if we have food and clothing to last us out,let us be content with that. Those who wouldbe rich fall into temptation, the devil’s trap forthem; all those useless and dangerous appetiteswhich sink men into ruin here and perditionhereafter. The love of money is a root fromwhich every kind of evil springs.
—FIRST TIMOTHY 6:7-10
Now that you’ve been introduced to affluenza and its multiple symptoms, you may be asking yourself how we got to where we are today. What was the genesis of affluenza? Is it a bug that’s always been there, just part ...