‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

This sort of behavior does seem like an addiction, in the sense of a compulsive, regret-filled pursuit of transient pleasures that are harmful to both the individual and society. The important job, and the goal of my new book, The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business, is to explain why that pattern of harmful behavior has become more conspicuous and varied over time. It applied to all pleasures, vices and addictions that had become entwined in the emerging system of limbic capitalism.

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