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The Value of Nothing How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy (Paperback)

Author:  Raj Patel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 031242924X
ISBN-13: 9780312429249
Sku: 211534718
Publish Date: 1/5/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  250
 
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. *Author: Patel, Raj *Subtitle: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy *Publication Date: 2010/01/05 *Number of Pages: 250 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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The author shows how free-market fundamentalism has distorted how people value the world and shows how people can exercise their democratic rights to reclaim the markets so that they can work for, rather than against, social change. Original.
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Raj Patel is a socially engaged economist who here reminds us that price and value are not synonyms. The price of many things in our lives--including food, but also work and other resources--are set by markets gone wild, and which hide the true cost. Decisions are made by corrupt political systems, resulting in the destabilized economies we see in current times. Patel examines how some organizations are working to set things right, and to base important decisions about resources and distribution on a politics of true value.

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