No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart
The Surprising Deceptions of Individual Choice
By Tom Slee
(Between the Lines(CA), Paperback, 9781897071069, 240pp.)
Publication Date: May 2006
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What if it's not that simple?
In "No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart," Tom Slee unpacks the implications of our fervent belief in the power of choice. Pointing out that individual choice has become the lynchpin of a neoconservative corporate ideology he calls MarketThink, he urges us to re-examine our assumptions . Slee makes use of game theory to argue that individual choice is not inherently bad. Nor is it the societal fix-all that our corporations and governments claim it is. A spirited treatise, this book will make you think about choice in a whole new way.