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Author Patel, Raj

Title The value of nothing : how to reshape market society and redefine democracy / Raj Patel

Publ Info New York : Picador, [2009]
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Descript 250 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[195]-237) and index
Contents The flaw -- Becoming homo economicus -- The corporation -- On diamonds and water -- Anti-economic man -- We are all commoners -- The countermovement and the right to have rights -- Democracy in the city -- Back to food sovereignty -- Anton's blindness
Note 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
LC subject Free enterprise
ISBN 9780312429249