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The economic horror

Author: Viviane Forrester
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA, USA : Blackwell, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Economic Horror is an impassioned book addressed to the dominant political and economic elites in our society. Those in power, Forrester tells us, continue to present employment as the norm - and by doing so make the unemployed feel worthless. Everything of value in contemporary western society - our income, our status, our contacts, our self-esteem, our power and our peace of mind - is inextricably bound up
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viviane Forrester
ISBN: 0745619932 9780745619934 0745619940 9780745619941
OCLC Number: 40869814
Description: 140 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Horreur économique.
Responsibility: Viviane Forrester ; translated from French.

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Addresses to the dominant political and economic elites in our society. This title urges us to stop basing our identities, individually and communally, around the idea of employment.  Read more...

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"People have found many scapegoats to explain the rise of unemployment and the inability to combat it - globalization, multinationals, neo-liberalism, even the end of history. Viviane Forrester goes Read more...

 
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