Peter Maegaard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (19 of 24)
Location: Denmark


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Profit Over People:  Neoliberalism and the Global &hellip by Noam Chomsky
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
An inspiring read and a good look into what is wrong in the world order. Even though it is written in 1999, it still fits modern society, nothing has really changed (at least not for the better).

Chomsky clearly states with a few, but thorough examples what he thinks is wrong with neo-liberalism, and elthough the big overview is missing, the depth of the examples gives a better picture than in many other writings of criticism against neo-liberalism.

I appreciate Chomsky's writing style where he works quotes from the media into his own sentences and the general focus on how the media has handled what the US has been doing from 1960s to the time of writing is very good… Read more
23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ha-Joon Chang sums up everything that he thinks is wrong with free market and free trade policies in 23 chapters of just over ten pages each. Basicaly, every chapter takes on a huge topic of its own, and is therefore very briefly described.

The only point of criticism I encountered reading the book is - as another review also mentions - his arguments about the Internet, where he compares the increase of speed of communication on the Internet and the telegraph. As I recall, he shortly mentions that the Internet has brough more than speed with it, but it is not his main point. There are many academic articles out there suggesting that the Internet has brought with it a new form of… Read more
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Vintage Classics) by Oscar Wilde
"The difference between a lifelong thought and a caprice is that the caprice lasts longer."

This sarcastic sentence still roams around in my thoughts together with other Wilde quotes. His perfect way of describing something important in a sarcastic, witty way, is just perfect and completely unchallenge - even in these days with loads of very good comedians.

The core part of the story inside the Picture of Dorian Gray is NOT a gothic story about a young man with endless use, as the descriptions of the book often suggests. It's about a young man becomming a part of a completely decadent and corrupt social layer of society; the same society Wilde became a man in. If… Read more