Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media

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Black Rose Books Ltd., 1997 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
The unifying theme of the essays in this volume is the increasing national and global power and reach of the market and its growing impact on all aspects of human life. The phrase "the market" denotes both the corporate institutions that are the leading and dominant factors in production, trade, and finance, and the arrangements, mechanisms, and practices that permit and facilitate the buying and selling of goods and money. Thus, the "triumph of the market" refers to the sharp increase in power, and hegemonic position, of the dominant market participants and to the now almost universal acceptance of market exchanges and private ownership as the exclusive way of organizing economic life.
 

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Contents

Commodification of Culture
3
Survival of the Fattest
25
The Politicized Science
31
Liberal Growthmanship and Free Trade
43
Hostility to Democracy
53
Michael Novaks Promised Land
61
Privatization of Government
73
The Banality of Evil
97
The U S Versus Human Rights
139
Western State Terrorism and Its Apologetics
153
Reparations
159
Market System Constraints
167
Commercial Broadcasting on the March
173
The Government Shouldnt Have Lied
183
of Mainstream Liberalism
189
The Persian Gulf TV War
207

Politically Correct Holocausts
103
The Global Empire
123
Hate Thine Enemies
131
Toward a Democratic Media
213
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Edward Samuel Herman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1925. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of Business in 1958 and taught finance there until he retired in 1989. He wrote and co-wrote several books including Corporate Control, Corporate Power: A Twentieth Century Fund Study, The Global Media written with Robert McChesney, and The Political Economy of Human Rights and Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, both written with Noam Chomsky. He died from complications of bladder cancer on November 11, 2017 at the age of 92.

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