The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism

David Lester (Author)

$10.95

Publisher: Arbeiter Ring
Binding: pb
Pages: 112
Released: January 12, 2007
ISBN-13: 9781894037303

A beautiful book full of hard numbers. Located at the intersection of the statistical and the artistic, this catalog of corporate horrors—poverty, exploitation, and injustice—is a damning indictment of capitalism created with both love and rage. One in five American children live in poverty. One hundred, thirty-five million of the world's women and girls have undergone genital mutilation. In Bangladesh, an estimated 500,000 people are slaves. The amount of money spent on ice cream in Europe would be enough to provide reproductive health for all women in developing countries.....unfortunately, there's a lot more to learn.
Illustrated by the author and with an introduction by his Mecca Normal band-mate Jean Smith. And now in a revised, updated, and slightly enlarged edition!
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