Sujet: MercatorNet update -- focus on the market economy and culture
De: MercatorNet
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 23:22:39 -0700
Pour: frgilles@sympatico.ca

MercatorNet Weekly Update

Hi there,
This week MercatorNet features a special issue
on the market economy and culture, with two outstanding
interviews, a review of one of the century's most
seminal books and a review of a film about life
at the top of the greasy pole. Enjoy!

Michael Cook
Editor

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FOCUS ON THE MARKET ECONOMY & CULTURE

ANALYSING THE JIMINY CRICKET GENERATION
A MercatorNet interview
The immaturity of today's youth has been shaped by decades of
prosperity and consumerism, says cultural commentator David
Bosworth.

WELFARE FOR THE RICH
A MercatorNet interview
Standing on your own two feet is hard for many corporations as
well. But, says a Washington DC journalist, we shouldn't feel
sorry for them.

THE CULTURAL CONTRADICTIONS OF CAPITALISM
By G. Tracy Mehan III
Accounting for the fact that a culture based on self-reliance
and hard work gradually turned into a culture of narcissism and
mass consumption became Daniel Bell's greatest achievement. But
did he have all the answers?

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
By William Park

There are Oscar-winning performances in this parable about the
price of success.

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ISLAM'S EMPIRE-BUILDING TRADITION
By Francis Phillips
The West cannot understand Islam without grasping its historic
record of trying to conquer the world for Allah, argues an
expert on Middle Eastern affairs.

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