Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

Benjamin R. Barber


"Powerful and aggravating. not anyone who cares concerning the way forward for our public lifestyles can manage to pay for to disregard this book."―Jackson Lears

a robust sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed deals a brilliant portrait of an overproducing worldwide financial system that ambitions little ones as shoppers in a marketplace the place there are by no means sufficient consumers and the place the first objective is not any longer to fabricate items yet wishes. to give an explanation for how and why this has turn up, Barber brings jointly large empirical examine with an unique theoretical framework for figuring out our modern drawback. He asserts that during position of the Protestant ethic as soon as linked to capitalism―encouraging self-restraint, getting ready for the long run, keeping and self-sacrificing for kids and group, and different features of adulthood―we are continuously being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of intake.

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