noun: A plentiful supply of material goods; wealth.
noun: A great quantity; an abundance.
noun: A flowing to or toward a point; afflux.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Stories crop up of "rich" homes being looted and trashed when left unattended, particularly in places such as the Lake Chapala area where the mark of gringo affluence is starkly visible to anyone driving or walking along some streets.
It also alludes to the idea of affluence, and the disordering effect of affluence is one of the ideas of the book, too.
I would have no problem recasting this in that way but affluence is not evenly spread between the States nor between the political parties.
Lower than average taxes and higher than average economic freedoms have produced through exponential growth a nation so awash in affluence our biggest problems are obesity, smoking, and car accidents and our political discussion revolve around how to dole out care for these diseases of affluence.
Perhaps it has something to do with herding behavior: buying increasingly larger houses, expensive cars, and other trappings of affluence is what most people seem to do - after all, it represents the American Dream.