People Before Profit

People Before Profit : The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis

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Has globalization failed us? The promises of economic stability, increased prosperity, and cultural cooperation seem more like a pipe dream than ever before. But rather than stop globalization, Charles Derber challenges us to rewrite its rules in order to fulfill its potential as an agent of democracy and global harmony. In this provocative and optimistic work, one of the first examinations of globalization after September 11, 2001, Derber argues that only a democratic cure--begun at the grassroots level--will end global terror and economic insecurity. People Before Profit provides an essential understanding of our world economy as well as a practical guide for building a stable and more equitable global community.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 396g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0312306709
  • 9780312306700
  • 2,399,807

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"Vault[s] the globalization debates to the next level. . . Derber's blueprint for global democracy is controversial (at times I found myself screaming at the page), and that's precisely why this book is so important." --Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

"A provocative and stimulating work directed to issues of the highest signficance." --Noam Chomsky

"For all those who need or want to know about the fast-congealing domination by global corporations and their indentured governments, People Before Profit is the book to read." --Ralph Nader

"Professor Derber's impressive analysis is an important contribution to the ongoing worldwide debate about globalization and its effects." --Senator Edward M. Kennedy
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About Charles Derber

Charles Derber, a noted social critic, is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College. He is the author of eight books including Corporation Nation and The Wilding of America. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
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