Cover of: Rush | Todd G. Buchholz

Rush

why you need and love the rat race

Published by Hudson Street Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A former White House director of economic policy makes the outrageous argument that we don't really want to relax--we want to compete. We think we will be happy when we have some downtime--when we can finally go on vacation, disconnect, shut down. But in this provocative book, Todd Buchholz will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail--even if you never catch it. Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to Renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it's what we love and need.--From publisher description.

About the Edition

A former White House director of economic policy makes the outrageous argument that we don't really want to relax--we want to compete. We think we will be happy when we have some downtime--when we can finally go on vacation, disconnect, shut down. But in this provocative book, Todd Buchholz will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail--even if you never catch it. Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to Renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it's what we love and need.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Preface: "I made a mistake"
The rush of life : our brains, our bodies, our economy
Bye-bye, Eden, forever
What is competition? : what is happiness?
Rush to action : the biology of risk and happiness
We are all control freaks and need to be
Darwin and a tale of three apes : why competition does not make us evil
Happiness is hard work
Whistle while you work
How time and interest rates bring us closer
The era of the stranger
Forget utopia : necessity is the mother of happiness
Learning and living in the real world
No competition without motivation
Everybody play nice
Repair yourself; repair the world
Concluding thoughts: your most important competitor : you.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-277) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
650.1
Library of Congress
HD41 .B83 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 292 p. ;
Number of pages
292

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25023110M
Internet Archive
rushwhyyouneedlo00buch
ISBN 10
1594630771
ISBN 13
9781594630774
LC Control Number
2010047028
OCLC/WorldCat
671703577
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