New research shows that economic hard times can make us less narcissistic and self-absorbed. But what happens when the economy recovers? Paul Roberts explores the complicated connection between prosperity and personality, market and mind.
In "The Impulse Society," author Paul Roberts explores the complex and evolving relationship between the economy and the self. Does money make us happy? Are hard times necessary for good character? What are the effects of consumer culture on values such as patience and self-discipline? These are the questions Roberts explores in "The Impulse Society."