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Addicted to profit : reclaiming our lives from the free market

Author: Stuart Sim
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Sim
ISBN: 9780748646715 074864671X
OCLC Number: 775411796
Description: vii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: it's all about profit --
The tyranny of profit: confronting an addiction and a fetish --
'What shall it profit a man?': profitless activities --
Life before profit, life minus profit --
Profit in the genes? --
Neoliberalism, financial crisis, and profit --
Global warming and profit --
Healthcare and profit --
Education and profit: the world of pay-as-you-learn --
The arts, the media industries and profit --
Conclusion: it needn't all be about profit.
Responsibility: Stuart Sim.
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In what is both a critique and a manifesto for cultural change, Stuart Sim explains what we could be doing to cure our addiction to profit, why we ought to be doing it, and how to set about achieving  Read more...

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