- Taschenbuch: 400 Seiten
- Verlag: Penguin (13. November 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1846146984
- ISBN-13: 978-1846146985
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 2,6 x 27,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 251.220 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 13. November 2012
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Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, advertising-free, 70,000-circulation magazine that lays bare anticapitalist, pro-environment concerns through incisive philosophical essays, activist commentary, and advertising spoofs. Past and present contributors include Slavoj Zizek, David Graeber, Simon Critchley, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Matt Taibbi, Bill McKibben, Douglas Rushkoff, Jonathan Cook, and Chris Hedges.
Kalle Lasn is the founder of the Adbusters Media Foundation and Powershift Advertising Agency. An internationally known, award winning documentarist, he is the editor of Adbusters magazine who, along with senior editor Micah White and their 90,000-strong global network of activists were the instigators of the first #OccupyWallStreet event on September 17, 2011.
"Adbusters magazine and its editor Kalle Lasn have been at the forefront of the global resistance to capitalism exemplified by the Occupy movement. Their new book, Meme Wars: the Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economies, uses startling images to back up its hard-hitting points. "
"The essays in Meme Wars are engrossing, exciting even. This book compels us to rethink our approaches to economics by offering critique after critique of the way the subject is written about and taught, indeed of the very conceptual categories we use when we debate about how goods are produced and distributed, services provided and resources extracted. By turns wonky and visionary, Meme Wars ... brings together a group of accomplished writers, most of them academics, who approach the world’s economic, environmental and social problems in ways one seldom finds in mainstream journalism or economics departments."
—Literary Review of Canada
“Meme Wars should be required reading for anyone wants to challenge their ideas about the modern economy and the people who champion it.”
—Meme Wars is a textbook for a new way of thinking, Straight.com
"Thought-provoking and creative"
—Julie Nelson, author of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics
"Meme Wars should be required reading for anyone wants to challenge their ideas about the modern economy and the people who champion it."
—Miranda Nelson, The Georgia Straight
"Meme Wars is a kind of anti-textbook, which uses words and images to explore the dark spaces that surround conventional economic theory."
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Ich habe dieses Buch regelrecht verschlungen. Gibt Kraft und macht Hoffnung! Ein großer Dank an Kalle Lasn und das Adbusters-Team.
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I hope it inspires readers to read Veblen, Marx, Bowles, Magdoff, Ayres, George, Polyani, and many more.
2nd edition: guys, you need to come up with a clear structure for what your arguments are. lay them out nice and simple. the way it's written now, you don't provide a CLEAR compelling argument that's gonna win over any converts.
The results? An exponentially growing list of social sicknesses and maladies associated with relying on markets and consumptions of all kinds, to solve problems: epidemics of obesity, mental illness, stress, inequality, time-sucking, poverty, and vast, unchecked pollution. (Add information pollution to that list. Citizens of the developed world are now exposed to roughly 3,000 ads a day, adding to public health crises in the same way that asbestos, DDT, lead and cigarette smoke did.)
The neo-classical economics relied on and taught have little to do with reality, and it shows - plainly.
We're now experiencing the mass and deadly symptoms of financial addictions to "endless growth" programs on a finite planet, and it's time for an intervention. This book adds immense insight to finding ways out of the insanity pushed, ingrained and taught for several generations. Even the London School Of Economics (Mick Jagger's alma mater) endorses it. Five stars. Read it, don't just look at the pictures like the one reviewer did.