Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order

By | June 30, 2017
Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order Author Noam Chomsky
ISBN-10 1888363827
ISBN-13 9781888363821
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Seven Stories Press
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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 ideologythe 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 publics 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 Fundand 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 operatesand how through Chomskys analysis of resistance we may find an escape from the closing net

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