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The value of nothing : how to reshape market society and redefine democracy

Author: Raj Patel
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced and reveals that our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics but rather the larger failure of a democratically bankrupt political system. The solution he offers: discover democratic ways in which people, and not simply governments, can play a crucial role in deciding how we might share our world  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raj Patel
ISBN: 9780312429249 031242924X
OCLC Number: 428027312
Description: 250 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The flaw --
Becoming homo economicus --
The corporation --
On diamonds and water --
Anti-economic man --
We are all commoners --
The countermovement and the right to have rights --
Democracy in the city --
Back to food sovereignty --
Anton's blindness.
Other Titles: How to reshape market society and redefine democracy
Responsibility: Raj Patel.
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"Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced and reveals that our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics but rather the larger failure of a democratically bankrupt political system. The solution he offers: discover democratic ways in which people, and not simply governments, can play a crucial role in deciding how we might share our world and its resources in common."--Provided by publisher.

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