- “What California shows the country is that the problem is individual behavior and attitudes,” Lewis said in the interview. “People want public services and they don’t want to pay for them.”
- When Society Becomes an Addict
Jillian Berman, Huffington Post
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America needs to hit bottom “like an addict” to rebound from its economic woes, according to Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, The Big Short and other books that have been optioned for movies.
“At every level of the society we have been willing to basically sacrifice our long term interests for short term interests,” Lewis told Bloomberg TV’s Tom Keene in an interview Wednesday (Oct 5). “It’s not sustainable and I think what happens is we have to hit bottom first, like an addict.”
When Society Becomes an Addict, Anne Wilson Schaef, Described in Google Books
The author indentifies addiction as the underlying malaise of Western society and, in a synthesis of feminist, chemical dependency, and mental health theories, she explores the attributes of the addictive process and discusses its common manifestations.