Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media

Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media

by Edward S. Herman
     
 

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Herman shows how the "triumph" of the market in the post-Cold War world order means the further commodifications of culture, atrophying of political debate and political options, greater subservience of the media to state and corporate interests, and global polarization of income, wealth, and power.See more details below

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Herman shows how the "triumph" of the market in the post-Cold War world order means the further commodifications of culture, atrophying of political debate and political options, greater subservience of the media to state and corporate interests, and global polarization of income, wealth, and power.

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Library Journal
Herman (finance, Wharton Sch.) presents a volume of essays that have been previously published, primarily in Z Magazine. In them, he articulates such themes as the increased power of global institutions and the growing global acceptance of free markets as a way of organizing economic life. In particular, he examines the negative aspects of increasing market power on widespread poverty, rampant inequality, and environmental damage. Chapters cover a variety of topics, including privatization, deregulation, government propaganda, the United States vs. human rights in the Third World, and democratic media. Overall, Herman persuasively argues that increased market power is leading to growing economic and social polarization in the United States and abroad. Highly recommended for academic collections.Jane M. Kathman, Coll. of St. Benedict Lib., St. Joseph, Minn.
Booknews
**** The third edition (1990) is cited in Brandon-Hill. A text that focuses on the decision-making process which precedes and governs the selection of treatment of various pediatric orthopedic conditions. Each author provides the basic science that relates to the condition under discussion and the scientific basis for treatment decisions. This revised and updated edition is also completely reorganized, adding a second editor and 16 new authors. New chapters deal with orthopedic genetics, history taking and examination of the pediatric patient, syndromes and localized disorders affecting bone, neuromuscular disorders, and fracture treatment, a major portion of pediatric orthopedic practice. Thoroughly illustrated in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780896085213
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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