The Price of A Bargain

The Price of A Bargain

The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization

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A brilliant investigation into the true cost of our bargain economy — 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 Alberta’s tar sands to China’s factories, from Las Vegas to the Arctic Circle, a single question emerges: how will we survive the bargain?


From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: Toronto : Emblem Editions, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9780771046070
Branch Call Number: 339.47 LAI
Characteristics: 347 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.

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