by Marion Nestle
Oct 20 2017
Weekend Reading: Seven Cheap Things
Raj Patel & Jason Moore. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. University of California Press, 2017.
I was pleased to do a blurb for this one:
This is a highly original, brilliantly conceptualized analysis of the effects of capitalism on seven key aspects of the modern world. Written with verve and drawing on a range of disciplines, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things is full of novel insights.
What are the seven things so cheap that they are not valued appropriately?
Read the book to connect the dots. As Patel and Moore conclude, if what they say “sounds revolutionary, so much the better.”