The Predatory Society : Deception in the American Marketplace
In this study, Paul Blumberg has collected over 600 essays written by workers who disclose in elaborate detail the shortcuts, deceptions, and tricks of the trade their employers perpetrate on the public. Working in a wide variety of business enterprises - supermarkets, department stores, restaurants, petrol stations, fish markets, and many more - these workers reveal the hidden recesses of the American market place. According to the author's thesis, these deceptive practices are part of the dual nature of capitalism: the generation of wealth for which the system is renowned, and the temptation to deceive in the interests of profit. The worker testimony to this duality is always revealing, and frequently disturbing.
- Hardback | 269 pages
- 144.78 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
- 01 Dec 1989
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Paul Blumberg
About the Author Paul Blumberg is Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. His articles have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, and Dissent, and he is the author of Inequality in an Age of Decline and Industrial Democracy: The Sociology of Participation.