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

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Picador #ad - If economics is about choices, Patel writes, it isn't often said who gets to make them. If we don't want the market to price every aspect of our lives, we need to learn how such organizations have discovered 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.

This short, timely and inspiring book reveals that our current crisis is not simply the result of too much of the wrong kind of economics. A deeply though-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness. Naomi klein, author of the shock doctrineopening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing, " Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced.

He reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger as much as $200, and asks how we came to have markets in the first place. The value of nothing offers a fresh and accessible way to think about economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society.

The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy #ad - Both the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis, Patel argues, are a result of our democratically bankrupt political system. If part one asks how we can rebalance society and limit markets, part two answers by showing how social organizations, in America and around the globe, are finding new ways to describe the world's worth.

While we need to rethink our economic model, Patel argues that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one.

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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Simon & Schuster #ad - And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us. Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds.

This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. In this changes everything naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. The status quo is no longer an option. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate #ad - Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives.

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world.

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Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Award-winning chickasaw poet and novelist Linda Hogan explores her lifelong love of the living world and all its inhabitants. In dwellings, hogan takes us on a spiritual quest borne out of the deep past and offers a more hopeful future as she seeks new visions and lights ancient fires. We want to live with devotion to the world of waters and the universe of life.

Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World #ad - In offering praise to sky, earth, she calls us to witness how each living thing is alive in a conscious world with its own integrity, grace, and animals, water, and dignity. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. We want to live as if there is no other place, " Hogan tells us, "as if we will always be here.

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Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System - Revised and Updated

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Melville House #ad - Going beyond ethical consumerism, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, Patel explains, and rebalance global sustenance. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. Melville House Publishing. Revised and expanded edition"For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis, or understand the links between U.

S. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of california to India’s wrecked paddy-fields and Africa’s bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network.

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System - Revised and Updated #ad - Yet he also found great cause for hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Farm policy and the ability of the world's poor to feed themselves,  Stuffed and Starved is indispensable. Michael pollan, author of the omnivore's dilemmaIt’s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight.

What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa.

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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

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University of California Press #ad - Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism,  Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism.

At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. Nature, work, food, energy, money, care, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, governed, modern commerce has transformed, and devastated Earth.

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet #ad - Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Melville House Publishing. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century. In a history of the world in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate.

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Penguin #ad - One of the new york times book review's ten best books of the year winner of the james beard award author of how to change your mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food RulesWhat should we have for dinner? Ten years ago,  his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species.

In the years since, pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Ten years later,  the omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals #ad - Melville House Publishing. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world.

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Our expert authors combine facts, new ideas, perspective, analysis, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, and local aspects of social life, regional, Manfred B. Melville House Publishing. Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world.

This very short introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Isbn13: 9780143038580 In this fourth edition steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Steger looks at its causes and effects, and explores the question of whether, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing.

. It is by its nature a dynamic topic.

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History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

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University of California Press #ad - This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism,  Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, indigenous struggles, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism.

History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet #ad - This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century. In making these things cheap, governed, modern commerce has transformed, and devastated Earth. Isbn13: 9780143038580 At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required.

Melville House Publishing. Nature, food, care, money, work, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In a history of the world in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W.

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Natural Right and History Walgreen Foundation Lectures

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Strauss. Makes a significant contribution towards an understanding of the intellectual crisis in which we find ourselves. In this classic work, leo strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics.

Natural Right and History Walgreen Foundation Lectures #ad - Melville House Publishing. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. University of Chicago Press. On the centenary of strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Walgreen Lectures which spawned the work, Natural Right and History remains as controversial and essential as ever. And brings to his task an admirable scholarship and a brilliant, incisive mind.

John H. Isbn13: 9780143038580 . Hallowell, american political science review leo strauss 1899-1973 was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago.

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Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime

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Polity #ad - This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds these three phenomena together is the conviction, shared by some powerful people, that the ecological threat is real and that the only way for them to survive is to abandon any pretense at sharing a common future with the rest of the world.

The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. Bringing us down to earth is the task of politics today. This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate. University of Chicago Press. Melville House Publishing. It is still organized along an axis that goes from investment in local values to the hope of globalization and just at the time when, everywhere, people dissatisfied with the ideal of modernity are turning back to the protection of national or even ethnic borders.

Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime #ad - This is why it is urgent to shift sideways and to define politics as what leads toward the Earth and not toward the global or the national. Hence their flight offshore and their massive investment in climate change denial. The left has been slow to turn its attention to this new situation. Isbn13: 9780143038580

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Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics

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Oxford University Press #ad - University of Chicago Press. Now a leading expert fills the gap with a richly informed and powerfully argued book. Perhaps no distinction is more important than that between lying to another state and lying to one's own people. Clear and incisive, a fearlessly honest analyst, his coauthored 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Israel Lobby and U.

S. Eisenhower got caught lying about U-2 spy flights in 1960, which scuttled an upcoming summit with Krushchev. Leaders more often mislead their own publics, sometimes with damaging consequences. Now he takes a look at another controversial but understudied aspect of international relations: lying. In why leaders lie, mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, the reasons, identifying the varieties, and the potential costs and benefits.

Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics #ad - There has never been a sharp analysis of international lying. Yet there are other kinds of deception besides lying, including concealment and spinning. Foreign policy, aroused a firestorm with its unflinching look at the making of America's Middle East policy. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Drawing on a trove of examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, so a blanket condemnation is unrealistic and unwise.

This changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate.

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