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Market Farm (Dedalus Original Fiction in Paperback)
Market Farm (Dedalus Original Fiction in Paperback)
by Nicholas Bradbury
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Is this a good analogy for the decline of capitalism?, 1 May 2013
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Nick Bradbury has two great merits as an author; he is a deep thinker and he writes elegantly. Rarely does one have both with non-fiction authors today. I say non-fiction because Market Farm is an analogy of course of the capitalist system over the past century or so. While its tone is of course critical of the impact of market economies - as a fall from the Eden of agrarian utopia that preceded them - it leaves the reader to consider his/her take on this. Is the "fall" due to the principles of market exchanges? Or is it perhaps due to the interventions by the pigs and the foxes? Indeed do market economies inevitably lead to control by the pigs? And if they do, what is the solution? This is a book that was written thoughtfully and deserves to be read equally thoughtfully. You'll be glad you did.

Requiem for a Species
Requiem for a Species
by Clive Hamilton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Balanced while being scary. Essential reading., 1 May 2013
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This review is from: Requiem for a Species (Hardcover)
Clive Hamilton does three separate, yet essential, things in this book. First he summarises the science today, as 99.8% of those qualified to assess it see the facts. Then he looks at how human psychology leads so many to deny the obvious and growing evidence. Finally, and most unusually, he discusses how we can think about living our lives with such a threatening future before us. Bracing stuff but not to read it is to feed your denial!

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