The Value Of Nothing : How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy

Description

'Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.' Credit has crunched, debt has turned toxic, the gears of the world economy have ground to a halt. Yet despite its failures, the same market-driven ideas are being applied to everything from famine to climate change. We need to ask again one of the most fundamental questions a society ever addresses: why do things cost what they do? Radical, original, nimbly argued, The Value of Nothing draws on ideas from history, philosophy, psychology and agriculture to show how we can build an economically and environmentally sound future.

Details

Author(s)
Raj Patel
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm | 190g
Publication date
14 Feb 2011
Publisher
GRANTA BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1846272181
ISBN13
9781846272189
Bestsellers rank
106,946