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Addicted to profit reclaiming our lives from the free market

Stuart. Sim

c2012

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  • Title:
    Addicted to profit reclaiming our lives from the free market
  • Author: Stuart. Sim
  • Description: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: It's All About Profit; 2 The Tyranny of Profit: Confronting an Addiction and a Fetish; 3 'What Shall It Profit a Man?': Profitless Activities; 4 Life Before Profit, Life Minus Profit; 5 Profit in the Genes?; 6 Neoliberalism, Financial Crisis, and Profit; 7 Global Warming and Profit; 8 Healthcare and Profit; 9 Education and Profit: The World of Pay-as-You-Learn; 10 The Arts, the Media Industries, and Profit; 11 Conclusion: It Needn't All Be About Profit; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    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' stra
  • Publication Date: c2012
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (209 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-7486-4672-8
  • Subjects: Capitalism -- Social aspects; Profit -- Social aspects; Neoliberalism -- Social aspects; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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