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Preference pollution : how markets create the desires we dislike

Author: David George
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2007, ©2004.
Series: Economics, cognition, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. ed. (reprinted)View all editions and formats
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Explores the failure of markets to shape desirable preferences

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David George
ISBN: 0472089498 9780472089499 0472112201 9780472112203
OCLC Number: 378595132
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. Freedom to choose --
Chapter 3. Market failure in the shaping of tastes --
Chapter 4. Fortifications, extensions, clarifications --
Chapter 5. Market failure or human imperfection? --
Chapter 6. The critic's retreat --
Chapter 7. Sexual choices: the first order's rise and the second order's fall --
Chapter 8. Risk taking: the rise of the gambler --
Chapter 9. The surge of consumer credit --
Chapter 10. Conclusion.
Series Title: Economics, cognition, and society.
Other Titles: How markets create the desires we dislike
Responsibility: David George.

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"We often find ourselves doing things we really would prefer not to do. George shows how our 'better selves' get distorted--marketing ploys get us to eat too many Big Macs, gamble, and buy stuff we Read more...

 
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