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Addicted to Profit: Reclaiming Our Lives from the Free-Market
     

Addicted to Profit: Reclaiming Our Lives from the Free-Market

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by Stuart Sim
 

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Will our addiction to profit destroy the world we live in? The profit motive now exercises an effective tyranny over our lives: in the private as well as the public sector, nowhere seems immune from its reach. International tycoons, economists and politicians are obsessed with economic growth. Yet, as Stuart Sim shows, the pursuit of excessive profit brought

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Will our addiction to profit destroy the world we live in? The profit motive now exercises an effective tyranny over our lives: in the private as well as the public sector, nowhere seems immune from its reach. International tycoons, economists and politicians are obsessed with economic growth. Yet, as Stuart Sim shows, the pursuit of excessive profit brought the world to the brink of economic chaos in the recent credit crisis and threatens us with environmental disaster as well. Despite this, neoliberalism still sets the agenda for economic policy in the West. Sim suggests various 'act up' strategies so that we might resist becoming slaves to personal gain and, in doing so, he demonstrates that life needn't be all about profit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748646715
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Stuart Sim is Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the Northumbria University

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