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Larry Gonick, a cartoonist specialising in nonfiction books, is best known for his Cartoon Histories and his Cartoon Guides to various sciences, and is a co-author, with Tim Kasser, of Hyper-Capitalism: the modern economy, its values, and how to change them. He lives in San Francisco. Tim Kasser, a professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has spent two decades researching materialism, consumerism, capitalism, well-being, and the environment. He has written three books and consults with a variety of non-profit organisations. He is a co-author, with Larry Gonick, of Hyper-Capitalism: the modern economy, its values, and how to change them.

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`A truly unique, page-turning graphical account ... Gonick and Kasser pull off the monumental feat of rendering an otherwise dry and complex social-economic topic as clear, entertaining, informative, and even hilarious in spots. Hyper-Capitalism is a remarkable, essential and hopeful book for our times. To embrace and act upon its message is to live better.'

-- Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents' Bankers and It Takes a Pillage

`Like fish who don't know they live in polluted water (because it's everywhere), many people don't know they live in economically, socially, and politically polluted societies. Hyper-Capitalism, in lucid prose and delightful graphics, pulls back the curtain with crystal clarity. I can't think of a better book for young people to read as they chart their futures.'

-- Barry Schwartz, author of The Costs of Living, The Paradox of Choice, and Why We Work

`This book explains much about how the world works, and why it increasingly doesn't. Read it soon, before we lose any more ice caps.'

-- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy

`A clear and concise description of how the market economy functions, why it encourages the worst aspects of human nature, and how we can cope in an age of excess.'

-- John Gowdy, Professor of Economics and Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

`A great introduction to the current state of the economy and what can be done about it, and a solid addition for Gonick's many fans.'

* Library Journal *

`A timely counter to those who celebrate predatory economics as the best of all possible financial worlds.'

* Kirkus Reviews *
Praise for Larry Gonick

`Larry Gonick should get an Oscar for humour and a Pulitzer for history.'

-- Richard Saul Wurman, author and creator of the TED conference

`Hyper-Capitalism is very funny.'

-- Erin Britton * Nudge Books *

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