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The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date September 8, 2015
Pages 308
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781620407660
ISBN-10 1620407663
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Paul Roberts' galvanizing, sweeping social critique of our Impulse Society is now available in paperback. More timely than ever, the book confronts a world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social costs; where political leaders reflexively choose short-term fixes over broad, sustainable social progress; where individuals feel increasingly exploited by a marketplace obsessed with our private cravings but oblivious to our spiritual well-being or the larger needs of our families and communities. How did the pursuit of short-term self-gratification, once scorned as a sign of personal weakness, became the default principle not only for individuals but for all sectors of our society? Drawing on the latest research in economics, psychology, political philosophy, and business management, Roberts shows how a potent combination of rapidly advancing technologies, corrupted ideologies, and bottom-line business ethics has pushed us across a threshold to an unprecedented state: a virtual merging of the market and the self. And yet, even as our dilemma grows, The Impulse Society finds hopeful signs--not least, a revolt among everyday Americans against the bottom-line values of an unchecked market. Inspired by their example, Roberts outlines a way back to a world of real and lasting good.

from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (September 2, 2014)
9781608198146 | details & prices | 308 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $28.00
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Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (September 8, 2015)
9781620407660 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Paul Roberts' galvanizing, sweeping social critique of our Impulse Society is now available in paperback.
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