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No one makes you shop at Wal-Mart : the surprising deceptions of individual choice

Author: Tom Slee
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Between the Lines, ©2006.
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"In No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart, Tom Slee unpacks what it means to believe in the power of choice. Pointing out that individual choice has become the lynchpin of a neo-conservative ideology he calls MarketThink, Slee urges us to re-examine popular assumptions. He draws on game theory to argue that individual choice is not inherently bad. Nor is it the panacea that corporations and governments claim it to be."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Slee, Tom, 1959-
No one makes you shop at Wal-Mart.
Toronto : Between the Lines, ©2006
(DLC) 2006445207
(OCoLC)63705444
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Slee
ISBN: 189707106X 9781897071069 9781897071885 1897071884
OCLC Number: 181843344
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A world of choice --
Good choices and bad outcomes --
Private choices and public failures --
Arms races and red queens --
Co-operation and its limits --
Divide and conquer --
That obscure object of desire --
Join or get run over --
The devil you know --
Free to choose, but exploited --
Beyond whimsley.
Responsibility: Tom Slee.
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"In No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart, Tom Slee unpacks what it means to believe in the power of choice. Pointing out that individual choice has become the lynchpin of a neo-conservative ideology he calls MarketThink, Slee urges us to re-examine popular assumptions. He draws on game theory to argue that individual choice is not inherently bad. Nor is it the panacea that corporations and governments claim it to be." "A spirited treatise, this book will make you think about choice in a whole new way. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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