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

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole
Consumed How Markets Corrupt Children Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN-13: 9780393049619
ISBN-10: 0393049612
Publication Date: 3/19/2007
Pages: 320
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3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Hardcover
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Not the light read one might suppose. Though it is not academic, there is a good deal of political history and philosophy to support his assertion that the outcome of advanced capitalism as practiced in the U.S. is infantilism of adults. The last third of the book looks at responses to excessive marketing and consumption, and the author's prescription for correcting capitalism's excesses.
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He's too in love with the cute terms he's made up.