[Marxism] Query

Richard Menec bookfind at mymts.net
Wed Apr 1 17:59:55 MDT 2015

'The Tragedy of Waste' (1929; reprinted in 1937 by MacMillan) by economist
Stuart Chase is an old classic.


> 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.)


> 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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