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The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification

Author: Paul Roberts
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the fields of economics, psychology, history and political philosophy, Roberts shows how we have become so obsessed with "maximizing returns" that we embrace virtually any means--any technology, personal tactic, or corporate strategy--that can deliver, regardless of consequences. Roberts lays out the history and geography of this new social order and charts a clear pathway toward a different and brighter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Economics
Business
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Roberts
ISBN: 9781608198146 1608198146
OCLC Number: 849212204
Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: I society : More better --
No confidence --
Power corrupts --
Something for nothing --
Part 2: Cracks in the mirror : Home alone --
Hard labor --
In sickness and in wealth --
Forever war --
Part 3: We society : Making space.
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Drawing on the fields of economics, psychology, history and political philosophy, Roberts shows how we have become so obsessed with "maximizing returns" that we embrace virtually any means--any technology, personal tactic, or corporate strategy--that can deliver, regardless of consequences. Roberts lays out the history and geography of this new social order and charts a clear pathway toward a different and brighter future.

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