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Profit over people : neoliberalism and global order
Chomsky, Noam.
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Seven Stories Press first edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Seven Stories Press, [1999]

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175 pages ; 22 cm
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. Combining detailed historical examples and uncompromising criticism, Chomsky offers a profound sense of hope that social activism can reclaim people's rights as citizens rather than as consumers, redefining democracy as a global movement, not a global market.
Introduction / Neoliberalism and Global Order -- Consent without Consent: Regimenting the Public Mind -- Passion for Free Markets -- Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order: Doctrines and Reality -- Zapatista Uprising -- "The Ultimate Weapon" -- "Hordes of Vigilantes".

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In this new collection of essays, the author - in his classic style - combines detailed historical examples, uncompromising criticism, & a sense of profound hope in social activism to redefine people as citizens rather than consumers, & democracy as a global movement, not a global market.

Author Notes

Noam Chomsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1928. Son of a Russian emigrant who was a Hebrew scholar, Chomsky was exposed at a young age to the study of language and principles of grammar. During the 1940s, he began developing socialist political leanings through his encounters with the New York Jewish intellectual community.

Chomsky received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. In 1955, he began teaching at MIT, eventually holding the Ferrari P. Ward Chair of Modern Language and Linguistics.

Today Chomsky is highly regarded as both one of America's most prominent linguists and most notorious social critics and political activists. His academic reputation began with the publication of Syntactic Structures in 1957. Within a decade, he became known as an outspoken intellectual opponent of the Vietnam War.

Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind (1967) and Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1985). He also has written dozens of political analyses, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), Chronicles of Dissent (1992), and The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993).

(Bowker Author Biography) Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of more than 80 books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Robert W. McChesney
Introductionp. 7
I Neoliberalism and Global Orderp. 19
II Consent without Consent: Regimenting the Public Mindp. 43
III The Passion for Free Marketsp. 65
IV Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order: Doctrines and Realityp. 91
V The Zapatista Uprisingp. 121
VI "The Ultimate Weapon"p. 131
VII "Hordes of Vigilantes"p. 159
Indexp. 169