The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them

Graphic Novel - 2018
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Bestselling 'overeducated cartoonist' Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and funny accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the intricacies of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser to create an accessible and pointed cartoon guide to how global, privatising, market-worshiping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet. But Gonick and Kasser don't stop at an analysis of how the economic system got out of whack - they also point the way to a healthier future.
Publisher: New York, New York :, The New Press,, 2018, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781620972823
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 330. 122 GON
Characteristics: 230 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Kasser, Tim - Author


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Apr 25, 2018

Part one explained what is hypercaptialism via cautionary fable & dissection. Why its short term profit driven interests counter long term interests of the community, food supply & the environment using United States as an example. Dark reading.
Part two explained more upbeat grassroots tactics & alternatives to counter it.
Author gave complex ideas into understandable humorous pictures & term for readers.
Bonus marks on full disclosure, transparency & bibliography on each chapter.

Apr 12, 2018

Well-written, informative, and darkly humorous. The cartooning is fun, too. Highly recommended.

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