Lust for Life

November 6, 2014 9:17 PM

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The striving to live, what George Bernard Shaw called "the life force," is not as obvious a drive as it might sound.

It's the most elemental urge of the species, accounting for procreation and host of other processes including destruction and dissolution. The Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, for example, invented the term "creative destruction" in talking about one of the forces at work in a capitalist econo...

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