Profit Over People

Neoliberalism & Global Order

Paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published Nov. 13, 1998 by Seven Stories Press.

ISBN:
9781888363821

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In Profit Over People Noam Chomsky takes on neoliberalism, the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide. By examining the contradictions between the democratic and market principles proclaimed by those in power and those actually practiced, Chomsky critiques the tyranny of the few that restricts the public arena and enacts policies that vastly increase private wealth, often with complete disregard for social and ecological consequences.In clear, understandable language, Chomksy charts the dramatic shift away from a public-interest interpretation of democracy and toward a top-down model that serves the profit incentive of massive corporations. Profit Over People also presents Chomsky's thoughts on free market philosophy, corporate control of public opinion, and the unreported impact of nondemocratic forces and policies like the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment--and the widespread resistance movements …

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Subjects

  • Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies
  • Political Science
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy
  • General
  • Politics / Current Events
  • Politics/International Relations
  • History & Theory - General
  • History / United States / 20th Century
  • Free Enterprise
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism