One Market under God
Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy
By (author) Thomas Frank
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One Market under God by Thomas Frank
Book DescriptionIn a book that has been raising hackles far and wide, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers one of the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the idea that the new free-market economy is good for everyone. Frank's target is "market populism"--the widely held belief that markets are a more democratic form of organization than democratically elected governments. Refuting the idea that billionaire CEOs are looking out for the interests of the little guy, he argues that "the great euphoria of the late nineties was never as much about the return of good times as it was the giddy triumph of one America over another." Frank is a latter-day Mencken, as readers of his journal The Baffler and his book The Conquest of Cool know. With incisive analysis, passionate advocacy, and razor-sharp wit, he asks where we?re headed-and whether we're going to like it when we get there.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385495042
(208mm x 128mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thomas Frank
Thomas Frank is a founding editor of The Baffler. He lives in Chicago.
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