Mar 302007

Dr. Benjamin Barber’s new book is Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole. Barber is a fellow at Demos, a research and policy organization, and he joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss the book, which he says puts forth the idea that capitalism is in trouble.”If you can produce goods that meet the real needs of real people, you can make a profit,” says Barber. But he says that certain firms have been building up false needs to make money. Consumed traces Barber’s theory, which alleges that the needs of modern capitalism have encouraged people to spend and discouraged savings.
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  1. It’s amazing how much material there is out there.

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