PAPERBACK ORIGINAL From the bestselling cartoonist of The Cartoon History of the Universe comes an explosively graphic take-down of capitalismBestselling “overeducated cartoonist” Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and hilarious accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the story of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychPAPERBACK ORIGINAL From the bestselling cartoonist of The Cartoon History of the Universe comes an explosively graphic take-down of capitalismBestselling “overeducated cartoonist” Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and hilarious accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the story of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser, an expert on how happiness and values relate to our materialist society, to create an incomparable cartoon guide to what, exactly, is wrong with modern life, why we’re all so miserable—and what can be done about it.Hypercapitalism is an accessible and pointed cartoon guide to the threats to humans, our society, and the environment posed by the current form of global capitalism. In pointed, profound, and entertaining cartoon narratives, the authors take readers inside the inner workings of the global economy, rendering even the most complex ideas in clear, plain—and sometimes hilarious—terms. A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism also provides a concise introduction to the thinkers (Stiglitz, Piketty, Sandel, Schor, et al.), movements (voluntary simplicity, the sharing economy, intentional communities, the time-affluence movement), and concepts (hypercapitalism, corporate power, GNP alternatives), that are critical to understanding and changing the world we live in....
|Title||:||Hypercapitalism: A Cartoon Critique of the Modern Economy and Its Values|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Hypercapitalism: A Cartoon Critique of the Modern Economy and Its Values Reviews
The authors are preaching to the choir on this one.It is a good primer on capitalism (both pros and cons) and it's twisted offspring "hypercapitalism." Part II looks at ways to combat our current economic system.
I'm not a big business type of guy. Financially, I understand how the world works, but that's just about it. Sometimes I need a visual representation to get me through some of the heavy topics of life. In this case, capitalism. Kasser's book is good. But with added illustrative representation by Larry Gonic, it's a fantastic read. It reminds me of Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics but with Capitalism. Kasser and Gonic take you through a history of capitalism in our country and around the world followed by it's steady rise into hypercapitalism. But it doesn't stop there, they also highlight ways to reverse the trends of corporate greed, low pay, and gluttonous buying. All in all, a great read - even for those people who have a hard time grasping these heady concepts ... like yours truly.
An indictment of the modern corporatist/capitalist system in the form of a fun, entertaining, and informative graphic novel. However, this book is much more than an extended harangue against the capitalist system. This book also offers suggestions and recommendations for undermining, circumventing, and even changing the system for the better. Highly recommended for all ages!
Really good, really depressing at times, excellent resources and citations.
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.