BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-// Event 75//EN UID:2012051800000003180 BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY: The Tyranny of Affluence LOCATION: Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay DESCRIPTION: With revolutions in transport and communications, the tyranny of distance so famously named and described by Geoffrey Blainey in his landmark book in 1966 has perhaps lessened in importance for Australia, but are we now prone to other, equally debilitating conditions? With an average household net worth of $719,561, a penchant for McMansions and super-sized SUVs and, despite the GFC effects, a stellar track record in accumulating the latest hot consumer items, be they IPads or gigantic Television sets, are we just too affluent? Can there be too much of a good thing, and what impacts does this have on our society? Geoffrey Blainey and George Megalogenis explore the conundrum.\n\n\n\nParticipants: George Megalogenis, Geoffrey Blainey\nCost: $15/$10 \nBookings: 9250 1988\nDisabled Access: Yes\nHearing Loop : No DTSTAMP:20120518T000000Z DTSTART:20120518T000000Z DTEND:20120518T010000Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR