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The Impulse Society

What’s Wrong With Getting What We Want?

By Paul Roberts
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The Impulse Society: What’s Wrong With Getting What We Want? by Paul Roberts

The Impulse Society is an eye-opening analysis of how society has radically changed as we retreat from tight-knit communities behind the closed doors of our own personal worlds. This book not only reveals the social, economic and political manifestations of a world based solely on self-interest, but also suggests what we need to do to pull our lives and communities back together again.

  • Anyone interested in the ways our society is changing
  • Anyone curious about what it means to be an individual today
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about contemporary social and economic issues

Paul Roberts has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone magazine. He is also the author of two other books, The End of Oil and The End of Food, in which he draws compelling connections among economics, technology and the natural world.

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