Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 320
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Have you ever questioned the hyperactivity, the stress, and the competition of your daily life? Are you constantly fighting the pressures that surround you: the time demands, the way people relate to one another, the working hours, the long commute?Have you ever wondered if you should be living a different life -- but feel powerless to escape "the way things are"? In this groundbreaking work, Paul Stiles puts forth a simple idea with tremendous repercussions. Drawing on a decade of research and incorporating numerous photographs and illustrations, he shows that what we commonly refer to as "the market" is more than just an economic means of distribution. For the first time, we see the "free market" not as an unlimited good but as a Jekyll-and-Hyde creature that creates material prosperity at a heavy price. Here, in the unbridled rule of the market over modern life, lies the source of so many of our current ills: the spread of sprawl, widespread environmental damage,...