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

Author: Tom Slee
Publisher: Toronto : Between the Lines, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slee, Tom, 1959-
No one makes you shop at Wal-Mart.
Toronto : Between the Lines, ©2006
(OCoLC)607749853
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Slee
ISBN: 189707106X 9781897071069
OCLC Number: 63705444
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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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