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Our unhealthy obsession with choice

The idea of choice has been elevated to an ideal of nearly religious dimensions in the United States and other Western democracies. But is there a dark side to the ideology of choice? Renata Salecl, the Slovenian philosopher and social critic, thinks there is. In this talk, Salecl draws from fields as diverse as sociology and psychoanalysis to problematize the unexamined promotion of choice. In...