The Gruen Effect
 
Victor Gruen was the father of the Mall, but he was also an pioneer and proponent of a phenomenon known as the Gruen Transfer - this concept is what makes Malls so enticing, but it is also the thing that makes you spend money on stuff you don't want or need, and also what turns a two minute check on social media into an hour-long distraction!

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