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Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them Paperback – 2 January 2018

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Praise for Hypercapitalism:
"Accompanied with breezily quirky cartooning that cleverly fuses art and hard information, Gonick's latest is another triumph: a new self-education classic for these troubled times."
--Publishers Weekly

"A timely counter to those who celebrate predatory economics as the best of all possible financial worlds."
--Kirkus Reviews

"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

"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

"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. Hypercapitalism, 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

"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 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. Hypercapitalism 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

Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon History of the Universe:
"A curious hybrid, at once flippant and scholarly, witty and politically correct, zany and traditionalist."
--Jonathan Spence, The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon History of the United States:
"A perfect gift for that teenager who simply can't get American history straight."
--San Francisco Chronicle

Praise for Larry Gonick's The Cartoon Guide to Sex:
"The humor is both fundamental and sophisticated, so even the most sexually seasoned will find something to laugh about."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Larry Gonick:
"Larry Gonick should get an Oscar for humor and a Pulitzer for history."
--Richard Saul Wurman, author and creator of the TED conference

About the Author

Larry Gonick, a cartoonist specializing in nonfiction books, is best known for his Cartoon Histories and his Cartoon Guides to various sciences. 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 organizations.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The New Press (2 January 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1620972824
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1620972823
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.15 x 1.91 x 25.4 cm
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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than thirty years, ever since Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform appeared in 1977. He has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and was staff cartoonist for Muse magazine from 1998 to 2015.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gonick's charm and clarity shine as always, but Kasser's politics ultimately make the book fall flat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another cool Larry Gonick cartoon illustrated science explainer!
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