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There is endless talk about the free market and its virtues. Entrepreneurs compete on level playing fields and the public benefits. The chasm between such fantasies and reality is acute and growing wider. Mega-mergers and monopolies are limiting competition. Fewer than 10 corporations control most of the global media. The existing free market depends heavily on taxpayer subsidies and bailouts. Corporate welfare far exceeds that which goes to the poor.

Economic policy is based on the dictum: take from the needy, and give to the greedy. The captains of industry of today make the robber barons of the 19th century look like underachievers. The gap between CEO and worker salaries has never been sharper. One union leader put it this way, "Workers are getting the absolute crap kicked out of them." Here Chomsky sets the record straight. Using clarity and humor he guides us through the seedy underbelly of corporate boardrooms and their anti-democratic doings.

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is one of the world's leading intellectuals, father of modern linguistics, outspoken media and foreign policy critic and tireless activist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781873176795
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Publisher:
AK Press
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Series:
AK Press Audio
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
AUDIO CASSETTE
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.5 x 4 x 0.4 in 3 oz

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