One of my favorite books is The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. The book talks about how some of the things we see as modern conveniences, like the limitless amount of choices in just about everything, is actually hindering us from living happily and preventing us from making smart choices.

This RSA Animate production embedded above focuses on Professor Renata Salecl’s talk about the limitless possibilities in capitalistic societies and how that has caused some people in society to blame themselves for their current predicaments instead of standing up for themselves to provoke social change. [via]