Philip Slater





Philip Slater

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born
in Riverton, New Jersey, The United States
May 15, 1927

died
June 20, 2013

gender
male


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Philip Slater was an author, actor, playwright, and sociologist. He taught sociology at Harvard, Brandeis, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He obtained a doctorate from Harvard.

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More books by Philip Slater…
“Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.”
Philip Slater

“We fear storms and wild beasts, but we do not censor them. If we must guard ourselves from evil influences we thereby admit their seductive appeal.”
Philip Slater, The Pursuit of Loneliness: America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

“At a conservative estimate, there are probably a million men and women in their twenties and thirties who would happily work long hours doing what most needs to be done, if they were paid something for it.”
Philip Slater, The Pursuit of Loneliness: America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

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