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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

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About the author

Raj Patel

Raj Patel has worked for the World Bank, interned at the WTO, consulted for the UN and been involved in international campaigns against his former employers. Currently a researcher at the University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal in South Africa and a visiting …

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Jason W. Moore teaches world history and world-ecology at Binghamton University and is coordinator of the World-Ecology Research Network. He is the author of several books, including Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of …

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Praise for A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

‘One of the most important works of political economy you’ll ever read.’ —Mark Bittman

‘Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore have transformed ‘cheapness’ into a brilliant and original lens that helps us understand the most pressing crises of our time. As we come together to build a better world, this book could well become a defining framework to broaden and deepen our ambitions.’ —Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything


‘An eye-opening account that helps us see the startling reality behind what we usually dismiss as the obvious and everyday.’ —Bill McKibben

‘A compelling interpretation of how we got to where we are now and how we might go on to create a more just and sustainable civilization. It’s a vision you can put to use.’
—Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy

‘Patel and Moore have provided not only an elegantly written and insightful narrative but also a path to imagining a noncapitalist future.’ —Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

‘A powerful, well-argued, passionate counterpoint to the belief that we have transited to a post-capitalist world.’ —Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch

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