Value Wars

Value Wars : The Global Market Versus the Life Economy

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The slogan 'Marxism is dead' was proclaimed almost immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Very soon after, a strange ideological inversion occurred. In place of the 'inevitable victory of the proletariat' espoused by Marx, there was the 'inevitable process of globalisation', a line now adopted by corporations, politicians and the media the world over.

John McMurtry unravels the moral contradictions inherent in this 'new world order', and argues that it cannot succeed because it is based on essentially inhuman values. Connecting across a broad spectrum of issues including the Iraq and Balkan wars, the Asian and Russian meltdowns, ecological collapse, the privatisation and deregulation of public institutions, and the principles of technology, neo-classical and Marxian economics, McMurtry's compelling study lays bare the battle lines of an emerging global ethical war.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 16mm | 367.41g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745318894
  • 9780745318899
  • 1,150,066

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Table of contents

Preface

PART I: THE NEW WORLD ORDER

1. Inevitability and terror: The unseen pattern

2. Return of the genocidal war

3. Decoding the global market ethic

PART II: UNLOCKING THE INVISIBLE PRISON

4. Property, punishment and prisons: the origins of corporate absolutism

5. Understanding the new totalitarianism of the global market

6. The master regulators of the world system: science, technology and money capital

PART III: THE PARADIGM TURN: THE LIFE ECONOMY FROM WHERE WE STAND

7. Regulating the money system for life capital

8. Preventing ecocide: making commodity cycles accountable to life standards

9. Global regulation by life standards: a rules-based international life economy for planetary survival

Index
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'A tour de force, one of the most devastating critiques of the global market paradigm that has been written to date. McMurtry's intellect is razor sharp and his arguments are developed and exercised with a remarkable depth and precision. This book marks McMurtry as one of the most important moral philosophers of his generation' -- Peter McLaren, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
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About John McMurtry

John McMurtry is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of the multi-volume Philosophy and World Problems, written for the UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems, Value Wars (Pluto, 2002) and The Cancer Stage of Capitalism (Pluto, 2013).
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