Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order

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In Profit Over People, Noam Chomsky takes on neoliberalism: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide. By examining the contradictions between the democratic and market principles proclaimed by those in power and those actually practiced, Chomsky critiques the tyranny of the few that restricts the public arena and enacts policies that vastly increase private wealth, often with complete disregard for social and ecological consequences.
Combining detailed historical examples and uncompromising criticism, Chomsky offers a profound sense of hope that social activism can reclaim people's rights as citizens rather than as consumers, redefining democracy as a global movement, not a global market.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - wonderperson - LibraryThing

Chomsky shows us how Big Business and Government collude in private to prevent democracy from happening and impose Free Market Capitalism which forces people into low wage insecure jobs, no human ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Eric - Goodreads

Chomsky has a gift for picking apart convincingly the arguments that others use to support the Global status quo. In this book he discusses how "free trade" really isn't free and how US and Western ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Introduction
7
Neoliberalism and Global Order
17
Consent without Consent Regimenting the Public Mind
41
The Passion for Free Markets
63
Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order Doctrines and Reality
89
The Zapatista Uprising
119
The Ultimate Weapon
129
Hordes of Vigilantes
157
Index
169
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Über den Autor (1999)

Born in Philadelphia in 1928, NOAM CHOMSKY is known throughout the world for his political writings, activism, and for for his groundbreaking work in linguistics. A professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955, Chomsky gained recognition in academic circles for his theory of transformational grammar, which drew attention to the syntactic universality of all human languages. But it is as a critic of unending war, corporate control and neoliberalism that Chomsky has become one of the country's most well known public intellectuals. The 1969 publication of American Power and the New Mandarins marked the beginning of Chomsky's rigorous public criticism of American hegemony and its lieges. Since then, with his tireless scholarship and an unflagging sense of moral responsibility, he has become one of the most influential writers in the world. Chomsky is the author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (with Edward S. Herman), Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order, and over one hundred other books. To this day Noam Chomsky remains an active and uncompromising voice of dissent.

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