The Resource The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification, Paul Roberts

The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification, Paul Roberts

Label
The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification
Title
The impulse society
Title remainder
America in the age of instant gratification
Statement of responsibility
Paul Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do soaring debt, endemic narcissism, road rage, political attack ads and killer drones share in common? All are symptoms of a society that moves, reflexively and relentlessly, to exploit the fastest, most efficient means to any end, without regard to cost. This is the 'impulse society' in which we live. In every facet of postindustrial society - the way we eat, the way we communicate and entertain, the way we work, the way we court lovers and raise children, educate and govern - technology and affluence has let us reach our goals with a speed and efficiency unimaginable even a generation ago. But the result is not all milk, honey, and gold. Companies now reflexively maximise short-term gain at the expense of long-term success. Politicians resort with ever-greater speed to nasty campaign tactics, and can count on their damaging claims to spread before the facts catch up with them. Consumers engage in serial over-indulgence and pursue instant gratification of every whim with speed and greed. The costs of living this way are substantial: financial volatility, health epidemics, environmental exhaustion and political paralysis, to say nothing of a growing, gnawing dissatisfaction. In this epoch-defining book, Paul Roberts traces the roots of this problem, damningly revealing how it has permeated society, and cogently argues how it may, perhaps, still be reversed
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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1961 August 2-
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Roberts, Paul
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Economic history
  • Social history
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification, Paul Roberts
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLM_091521&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781408839942-BLM649697-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781408839942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The impulse society : America in the age of instant gratification, Paul Roberts
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=BLM_091521&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781408839942-BLM649697-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781408839942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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