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Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

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Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a global financial crisis that left millions of people jobless and hundreds of cities economically devastated? Why would the world's most powerful military spend ten years fighting an enemy that presents no direct threat to secure resources for corporations?

The culprit in all cases is neoliberal ideology — the belief in the supremacy of "free" markets to drive and govern human affairs. And in the years since the initial publication of Noam Chomsky's Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, the bitter vines of neoliberalism have only twisted themselves further into the world economy, obliterating the public's voice in public affairs and substituting the bottom line in place of peoples basic obligation to care for one another as ends in themselves. In Profit Over People, Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, tracing the history of neoliberalism through an incisive analysis of free trade agreements of the 1990s, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund — and describes the movements of resistance to the increasing interference by the private sector in global affairs.

In the years since the initial publication of Profit Over People, the stakes have only risen. Now more than ever, Profit Over People is one of the key texts explaining how the crisis facing us operates — and how, through Chomsky's analysis of resistance, we may find an escape from the closing net.

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In his latest antidote to monolithic media coverage, Chomsky critiques free market philosophy, corporate control over public opinion, the unreported impact of forces and policies such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, and other assaults on democracy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Chomsky’s critique of "neoliberalism." He argues that an international tyranny of the few has developed that restricts the arena of public expression, and allows private wealth to balloon at grave societal and ecological costs.

Synopsis:

In this thought-provoking new collection of essays, Noam Chomsky examines democracy in theory vs. democracy in action. The brilliant thinker reveals how the political and economic principles that have prevailed are far removed from those that are popularly proclaimed.

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author most recently of Hegemony or Survival, 9/11, and Power and Terror.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888363821
Introduction:
McChesney, Robert Waterman
Author:
McChesney, Robert Waterman
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Consumption (economics)
Subject:
Liberalism
Subject:
Consumption
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Business Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
97-851
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 7.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Chomsky’s critique of "neoliberalism." He argues that an international tyranny of the few has developed that restricts the arena of public expression, and allows private wealth to balloon at grave societal and ecological costs.
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