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A History Of The World In Seven Cheap Things : A Guide To Capitalism, Nature, And The Future Of The Planet (2017)
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Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Description:  xiii, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780520293137, 0520293134, 9780520293137, 0520293134 :,
Language:  English


"Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding--and reclaiming--the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher



Introduction -- Cheap nature -- Cheap money -- Cheap work -- Cheap care -- Cheap food -- Cheap energy -- Cheap lives -- Conclusion

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Human ecology -- Economic aspects
Capitalism
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Additional Credits:
Moore, Jason W., author

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Two stars -- Some interesting information, but didn't go anywhere.

I was hoping that towards the end the author would have given some potential solutions, or some hope of things working towards some resolution. But he just painted a dreadful picture of our past giving readers the impression that just as things were in the dreadful past, they will be in the dreadful future. I found myself skimming many parts trying to get to a finale that gives some hope, only to be disappointed. The best thing I found out towards the end of the book was that 1/3 of it was notes and it was only 210 pages long, not 300.
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