One Market Under God by Thomas Frank
Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy

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In a book that has been raising hackles far and wide, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers one of the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the idea that the new free-market economy is good for everyone.

Frank's target is "market populism"--the widely held belief that markets are a more democratic form of organization than democratically elected governments. Refuting the idea that billionaire CEOs are looking out for the interests of the little guy, he argues that "the great euphoria of the late nineties was never as much about the return of good times as it was the giddy triumph of one America over another." Frank is a latter-day Mencken, as readers of his journal The Baffler and his book The Conquest of Cool know. With incisive analysis, passionate advocacy, and razor-sharp wit, he asks where we?re headed-and whether we're going to like it when we get there.

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About Thomas Frank

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Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
Published February 6, 2010 by Anchor. 468 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Editor's note: The long-serving, indefatigable Peter Lewis prefaced his review of One Market Under God, by Thomas Frank, with this rare but powerfully persuasive note: "Important book below.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of One Market Under God: Extreme...

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An incisive and incendiary survey of today's cultural, political and economic landscape, social critic Frank's latest salvo conclude, that the New Economy is a fraud, management literature and theory

Oct 02 2000 | Read Full Review of One Market Under God: Extreme...

Austin Chronicle

As long as the vast global market will support them, branded companies will retool marketing messages just as politicians carefully fine-tune theirs.

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