American Mania, When More is Not Enough
Not so long before the common use of devices operated by electricity, our lives were generally more calm. And as humans we have a biological heritage of being curiosity driven, reward seeking and harm avoiding creatures.
The conflict that has evolved between our biological heritage and the demand driven economy in the United States is the essence of a book entitled American Mania, When More is Not Enough. The author, Dr. Peter C. Whybrow, is a professor of psychiatry and bio-behavioral science, and director of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California at Los Angeles. He speaks with Radio Curious host Barry Vogel.
This interview was recorded in 2005