Développement et Civilisations, January 2011, n°391
This issue, published in English, revolves around the theme of consumerism, in particular in the United States. The author, Benjamin Barber, analyses how Barack Obama’s United States remains to be a country enslaved by capitalism that has gone out of control. The necessity is no longer to produce in response to needs but to sell to consumers transformed into toys by the big conglomerates. The art of commercial persuasion has replaced industrial excellence. It would be a fatal mistake not to react, by imposing a regulation worthy of the name.
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