Bestselling “overeducated cartoonist” Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and funny accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the intricacies of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser to create an accessible and pointed cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshiping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet. But Gonick and Kasser don't stop at an analysis of how the economic system got out of whackthey also point the way to a healthier future.
A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism draws from contemporary research on values, well-being, and consumerism to describe concepts (corporate power, free trade, privatization, deregulation) that are critical for understanding the world we live in, and movements (voluntary simplicity, sharing, alternatives to GDP, protests) that have developed in response to the system. Gonick and Kasser's pointed and profound cartoon narratives provide a deep exploration of the global economy and the movements seeking to change it, all rendered in clear, graphicand sometimes hilariousterms.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Companies mentioned and location:
Advanced Technology Services, Peoria, IL Caterpillar, Peoria, IL World's Finest Chocolate, Chicago, IL Milwaukee Gear, Milwaukee, WI Ford Motor Company, St. Louis, MO Wunderlich Fibre Box Company, St. Louis, MO General Motors, St. Louis, MO; Wentzville, MO Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO McDonald-Douglas, St. Louis, MO Industrial Engineering and Equipment Company (Indeeco), St. Louis, MO; Brentwood, MO; Boonville and Cuba, MO ASPEQ Holdings (a private equity firm), St. Louis, MO Emerson Electric, Ferguson, MO GlaxoSmithKline (manufacturing Tums), St. Louis, MO