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Acknowledgements Introduction The Manic Society Part I The American Temperament: A Mania for Prosperity Chapter One. Adam Smith's American Dream: Of Desire and Debt Chapter Two. Curiosity and the Promised Land: Of Origins and Opportunism Chapter Three. The American Temperament: Of Risk and Reward Part II Over the Top: Prosperity's Paradox Chapter Four. America Bubbles Over: Of Globalization and Greed Chapter Five. A Growing Burden: Of Appetite and Abundance Chapter Six. The Time Trade: Of Clocks and Competition. Part III More is not Enough: Prosperity Reconsidered Chapter Seven. Dreams for Sale: Of Culture and Commerce Chapter Eight. The Roots of Happiness: Of Compassion and Community Chapter Nine. Finding Balance in the Age of the Merchant: Of Self and Society NOTES
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Social values -- United States.
Wealth -- Social aspects -- United States.
Consumption (Economics) -- Health aspects -- United States.
Self-interest -- United States.
Social ethics -- United States.
National characteristics, American -- History.