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Why Nothing Works: The Anthropology of Daily Life (Original Title America Now the Anthropology of a Changing Culture) Paperback – January 15, 1987
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In this book he walks us through the ever-increasing craziness of hyper-Capitalism and the way we're being turned not only into work units, but consumer units who have no choice but to accept and pay for whatever disservice the Capitalist hegemons feel like foisting on us.
You'll either be depressed or angry when you finish reading. I'd hope for angry, because unless we get together, dig in our heels, and purposefully change things the mess will only get worse until everything collapses from elite greed.
Some of his other insights were interesting, but the above theory really stuck in my craw. And when the crime rate plummeted in the '90s, when more women were in the workforce than ever before, it was proven completely wrong. It's the people who commit crimes that are responsible for them. Punishing such people, not blaming women, is what made the streets safer.
I wonder if the reviewer above who claimed this book does not blame blacks or women for America's problems read the same book that I did.