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Raj Patel on The Value of Nothing

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Uploaded on Nov 12, 2009

To read the first chapter, click here: http://bit.ly/1ajaxZ .

Watch this book trailer video to hear author, activist and academic Raj Patel talk about his book The Value of Nothing. Opening with Oscar Wilde's observation that "nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing," Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. This short, timely and inspiring book reveals that we not only need to find a new economic model, but that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one. If economics is about choices, Patel writes, it isn't often said who gets to make them. The Value of Nothing offers a fresh and accessible way to think about the environment and economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society.

Read more about the book The Value of Nothing at http://us.macmillan.com/thevalueofnot...

Learn more about author Raj Patel at http://us.macmillan.com/author/rajpatel

Read the first chapter of The Value of Nothing at http://bit.ly/1ajaxZ

For more information on both Raj Patel and The Value of Nothing, visit http://www.rajpatel.org

This video was directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy (http://www.thegardenmovie.com)

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