close
Navigation
Categories

New Prophets of Capital

Author: ASCHOFF NICOLE
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 10/03/2015
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781688106
Availability: In stock
Price-Match is available in-store only for recommended titles in CCCU module handbooks
Quick overview A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from Bill Gates to Oprah
£8.99
Product description

Mythmaking is as central to sustaining our economy as profit-making, particularly as severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, and increasing alienation among youth push capitalism against its own contradictions. Enter the new prophets of capital. In this moment of crisis, a new generation of wealthy mythmakers, masquerading as progressive thinkers, has emerged to reinvent the free market as the solution to society's problems. With Oprah rallying the poor to bootstrap their way into the middle class; Sheryl Sandberg calling on women to "lean in" to the unequal demands of a sexist world; and Bill and Melinda Gates offering the generosity of the 1 percent as the solution to a persistent, systemic inequality, the new prophets of capital buttress the exploitative system, even as the cracks grow more visible.

Additional information