The Paradox of Choice (Google eBook)
In the spirit of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more.
Whether we’re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions--both big and small--have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented.
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The paradox of choice: why more is lessUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The freedom to make choices is perhaps the fundamental right of free persons. The entire social system of the United States and much of the Western world hinges on one's ability to choose for ... Read full review
Overall, a useful and insightful book for modernity, though I disagree with several interpretations of studies cited.
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Lets Co Shopping
Deciding and Choosing
When Only the Best Will Do
Choice and Happiness
If OnlyThe Problem of Regret
The Problem of Adaptation
Why Everything Suffers from Comparison
Whose Fault Is It? Choice Disappointment and Depression
What to Do About Choice