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Saturday, Aug 15, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by William Leith
The Observer (12 July 2009)

“Relentless consumption, spiralling debt, information overload. Is modern life making you ill? William Leith discovers the hidden problems with living in a 24-hour world… Frank Lipman, a South African doctor working in New York, has identified the condition in hundreds of his patients - he has a word for it: ‘spent’. Lipman says that feeling spent is an understandable response to the 21st century. If you put a human being in a modern city, and add computers, mobile phones, credit cards, neon lights and 24-hour shopping, he says, what do you expect?”


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