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Akst is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who spent 13 years in Los Angeles before moving to the Hudson Valley, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
Table of Contents
|A Democracy of Excess||p. 1|
|Sickening Excess||p. 17|
|On Having Yourself Committed||p. 32|
|The Cost of Good Inventions||p. 45|
|The Perils of Prosperity||p. 55|
|Self-control and Social Change||p. 70|
|The Greek Way||p. 81|
|The Marshmallow Test||p. 96|
|The Seesaw Struggle||p. 110|
|Let My People Go||p. 121|
|The Intimate Contest||p. 132|
|The Mind-Body Problem||p. 146|
|Self-control, Free Will, and Other Oxymorons||p. 161|
|Odysseus and the Pigeons||p. 175|
|Crimes of Passion||p. 192|
|Addiction, Compulsion, and Choice||p. 203|
|Tomorrow Is Another Day||p. 212|
|Cutting Loose||p. 227|
|Government and Self-government||p. 239|
|Being Your Own Godfather||p. 251|
|Carpe Diem||p. 261|
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