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Author Gonick, Larry, author

Title Hyper-capitalism : the modern economy, its values, and how to change them / Larry Gonick & Tim Kasser
Published Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (230 pages) : chiefly illustrations, maps, charts, facsimiles
Contents A revolution of values -- The basics of capitalism -- Corporations and their owners -- Capitalism and values -- The five commandments of hypercapitalism -- Hypercapitalism, values, and well-being -- Interlude -- Mindful buying -- Voluntary simplicity -- Sharing -- Better business -- Government for the people -- Protest
Summary In Hyper-Capitalism, cartoonist Larry Gonick and psychologist Tim Kasser offer a vivid and accessible new way to understand how global, privatising, market-worshipping hyper-capitalism is threatening human well-being, social justice, and the planet. Drawing from contemporary research, they describe and illustrate concepts (such as corporate power, free trade, privatisation, and deregulation) that are critical for understanding the world we live in, and movements (such as voluntary simplicity, sharing, alternatives to GDP, protests, intentional communities and the time-affluence movement) that have developed in response to the system. Gonick and Kasser's pointed and profound cartoon narratives provide a deep exploration of the global economy and the movements seeking to change it, all rendered in clear, graphic - and sometimes hilarious - terms. In the process, they point the way to a healthier future for all of us
Notes "This edition published by arrangement with The New Press, New York"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-226) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Business ethics -- Comic books, strips, etc
Capitalism -- Comic books, strips, etc
Conduct of life -- Comic books, strips, etc
Consumption (Economics) -- Comic books, strips, etc
Happiness -- Comic books, strips, etc
Business ethics.
Conduct of life.
Consumption (Economics)
Genre/Form Comic books, strips, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kasser, Tim, author
ISBN 1925548996
Other Titles Hypercapitalism