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The Price of a Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization - Gordon Laird
The Price of a Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization
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In this book, Laird traces the bargain – that touchstone of American culture – from its humble dollar-store origins to its recent role as global juggernaut. Along the way, he discovers that much of today’s collapsing consumer economy is dangerously dependant upon unsustainable labor, transport,... show more
In this book, Laird traces the bargain – that touchstone of American culture – from its humble dollar-store origins to its recent role as global juggernaut. Along the way, he discovers that much of today’s collapsing consumer economy is dangerously dependant upon unsustainable labor, transport, resources, trade imbalances, and consumer debt. Through interviews with everyone from box store executives to illegal immigrants, a single question emerges: Is the Wal-Mart culture sustainable on a global level? From Asia’s factory borderlands to rural Mexico, from Las Vegas to the Arctic Circle, Laird explores the hidden revolution of discounting, and the promise and consequence of everyday low prices. http://www.gordonlaird.com/
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780230614918 (0230614914)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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