The price of a bargain : the quest for cheap and ... Read More
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- ISBN: 9780771046063 :
347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009.
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A brilliant investigation into the true cost of our bargain economy â and the end of consumerism as we know it
Ours is the age of discount: we want more, cheaper, better. But the result is low wages, urban blight, environmental damage, labour abuses, a cookie-cutter model of progress, and now an international economic crisis. With an eye for documentary storytelling and investigative detail, Gordon Laird traces the bargain from its humble dollar-store origins to its place as global juggernaut. From Albertaâs tar sands to Chinaâs factories, from Las Vegas to the Arctic Circle, a single question emerges: how will we survive the bargain?