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The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

What We Lose When We Shop Online

How much time are we really saving—and at what cost?

by VICE Staff
Dec 21 2018, 7:58pm

So much of the conversation surrounding online shopping is about saving time, or better yet making time to do the things we love. But how much time are we really saving? And at what cost? In a recent piece for VICE Magazine, VICE Senior Features Editor Kate Dries argues that while purchasing online is supposed to make us feel as if we’re liberated from the constraints of the 24 hour day, the truth is that we’re as tethered as we’ve ever been. Tune in to this episode of The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast to hear more from Kate on our relationship to leisure and busyness—and our obsession with saving time.

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