Time is perceived to be a valuable resource (Lauer 4). Some people even compare managing their time with managing money: they save and they spend (Lauer 13). Technology has provided a number of timesaving devices to enable people to use time to its fullest potential, and now Americans cram as many activities as possible into a period of time. Often this rushing about is for the sole purpose of creating more leisure time. Instead, in reality the opposite occurs and people are constantly running to beat deadlines and get more done. Ironically, American Popular Culture, obsessed with saving time, has created a scarcity of time.
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""You Are Late. Off with Your Heads?": Time in American Pop Culture,"
Draftings In: Vol. 5:
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