WE LIVE IN A
culture of choice. But, in an age of corporate
dominance, our freedom to choose has taken on new
meaning. Upset with your local big box store?
Object to unfair hiring practices at your
neighbourhood fast food restaurant? Want to protest
the opening of that new multinational coffeeshop?
Vote with your feet!
What if its 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.
Tom Slee is a
writer, researcher, activist, and software
professional. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.