Bloomsbury

9781608198146

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Review of ‘The Impulse Society’

Global and ravenous, modern capitalism has turned American citizens into mere consumers, people who are focused principally on their own gratification and essentially indifferent to the needs of the larger society. This, in a nutshell, is Paul Roberts’ thesis in The Impulse Society.

He contends that when capitalism in the U.S. was driven by manufacturing,…

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