[Marxism] Query

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 12:45:40 MDT 2015


sounds very much like "Monopoly Capital" by Sweezy and Baran

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Sometime in the 1980s I either read or read about a book that examined the
> wastefulness of capitalism, not about the environment but for example the
> existence of industries for which there is really no need, like
> advertising, public relations, corporate law, etc. Plus, the duplication of
> so many financial services that could be dispensed from a single source;
> the existence of competing products that are identical except for the
> packaging (aspirin, detergent, etc.)
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> The book I am looking for is very specifically related to this so ones
> that it sounds close to are not really relevant to my needs (like "The
> Affluent Society", for example.)
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