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One Market Under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy Paperback – September 18, 2001
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Nonetheless, Frank is very definitely concerned with the assumptions that underlie much free market-oriented policy of the past decade or so. In a sense, Frank is trying to revive questions that progressives such as Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt asked about the fairness of a society in which the needs of the many could be ignored in favor of the needs of the few. These individuals, like Frank, were deeply concerned with issues of economic equality.Read more ›
Frank has been criticized for repetitiousness and beating a dead horse. I did not find this to be true at all. What he conveys - forcefully - is the pervasiveness of this ideology everywhere in American life. His theme is that market ideology has replaced New Deal ideals and the labor movement with a patently self serving system of thought which inevitably enriches the few at the expense of the many. He contrasts this ideology with the postwar system of strong labor, effective government regulation of both business and the economy, and an adequate welfare safety net. He doesn't need to outline an alternative to the market, it existed only 20 or 30 years ago and still exists in places like France.
I hope that more works like Frank's appear before the Market Populists complete their bridge to the nineteenth century.
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Actually, as a fee-only investment advisor with 30 years in the business, Frank's book only touches on the mass market fundamentalism that permeates both Wall Street and middle... Read morePublished 17 months ago by SoberMoney
Market populism: Once you've seen it, you can't not see it. Market populism is at least eleventy times more common than socialism in our society, but the idea is so prevalent that... Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by William Cutlip
Thomas Frank's book One Market Under God sat on my bookshelf for five or six years before I got around to reading it. Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by not a natural
In this brilliant deconstruction, Thomas Frank uncovers the real interests behind the free marker evangel, which was sold as a pillar of democracy by partisan media and aggressive... Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Luc REYNAERT
Thomas Frank's idea that the notion of free markets have essentially became a religion is a provactive one. Read morePublished on February 19, 2009 by L. Lieb
This book was published in 2000 as an up-to-date expose on the then-ascendant corporate bubble which had not yet crashed and burned. Read morePublished on January 21, 2008 by doomsdayer520
although it seemed a bit repetetive at times, this book was right on. i guess it seemed that way to me because everything was so intertwined. Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by Emily A. Vogt
If you want to know how the economy really works and who is really in charge, read this book. You don't need to agree with all of the author's conclusions, but the the facts and... Read morePublished on August 14, 2006 by J. A. Burrus
This is a very serious book, one that any candidate for President would do well to read, especially so the centrist candidates willing to announce that both the Democratic and... Read morePublished on August 2, 2006 by Robert David STEELE Vivas