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


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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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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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896085213
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Commodification of Culture 3
2 Deregulation 13
3 Privatization 19
4 Survival of the Fattest 25
5 The Politicized "Science" 31
6 Liberal Growthmanship and Free Trade 43
7 Hostility to Democracy 53
8 Michael Novak's Promised Land 61
9 Privatization of Government 73
10 Law and Order 79
11 The New Racist Onslaught 85
12 The "Best Man" 91
13 The Banality of Evil 97
14 Politically Correct Holocausts 103
15 The End of Democracy? 111
16 The Global Empire 123
17 Hate Thine Enemies 131
18 The U.S. Versus Human Rights in the Third World 139
19 Western State Terrorism and Its Apologetics 153
20 Reparations 159
21 Market System Constraints on Freedom of Expression 167
22 Commercial Broadcasting on the March 173
23 The Government Shouldn't Have Lied 183
24 David Broder and the Limits of Mainstream Liberalism 189
25 The Persian Gulf TV War 207
26 Toward a Democratic Media 213
27 Epilogue 231
Notes 239
Index 267
About the Author 277
About South End Press 278
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2004

    Terrific book

    Very helpful book to uncover the real freedom of our global market.

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