Preface PART I THE NEW WORLD ORDER Chapter 1 Inevitability and terror:the unseen pattern Chapter 2 Return of the genocidal war Chapter 3 Decoding the global market ethic PART II UNLOCKING THE INVISIBLE PRISON Chapter 4 Property, punishment and prisons: the origins of corporate absolutism Chapter 5 Understanding the new totalitarianism of the global market Chapter 6 The master regulators of the world system: science, technology and money capital PART III THE PARADIGM TURN: THE LIFE ECONOMY FROM WHERE WE STAND Chapter 7 Regulating the money system for life capital Chapter 8 Preventing ecocide: making commodity cycles accountable to life standards Chapter 9 Global regulation by life standards: a rules-based international life economy for planetary survival Index
John McMurtry is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His articles in philosophy, economics and politics have been published across the world, and his analyses of transnational trade and investment treaties are internationally known. His recent books are The Cancer Stage of Capitalism (Pluto Press, 1999) and Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market as an Ethical System (Garamond Press, 1998).
"When it comes to exposing, analyzing and exploding the inversions, double-speak, closed loops, half-truths and outright untruths of the mind-set which underpins today's dictatorship of global 'free' market competition, nobody does it better than McMurtry." -- John Bunzl, Founder & Director, International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO)"Makes clear...the gulf that separates the values that underlie our present global capitalism and those that are truly life-affirming." -- John B. Cobb, Jr., co-author with Herman Daly of "For the Common Good," and Professor, Claremont Graduate School"One of the most devastating critiques of the global market paradigm that has been written to date..." -- Peter McLaren, Professor, UCLA 'John McMurtry's new book is a tour de force, one of the most devastating critiques of the global market paradigm that has been written to date. McMurtry's intellect is razor sharp and his arguments are developed and exercised with a remarkable depth and precision. This book marks McMurtry as one of the most important moral philosophers of his generation.' --Peter McLaren, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles