Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Over the last twenty years, "Adbusters" magazine has challenged consumerism, championed the environment and provided a platform for some of our greatest thinkers. In 2011, they instigated Occupy Wall Street, sparking a huge international movement. Now Kalle Lasn, editor and founder of "Adbusters", brings us this thought provoking book, which provides the building blocks, in texts and visuals, for a new way of looking at and changing our world. Illustrated in the distinctive style of the magazine and drawing on a brilliant cast of contributers, "Meme Wars" debunks many of the assumptions about how we run our societies today. Placing fresh emphasis on the environmental and human factors that are often left out in discussions of economics and examining alternative economies, "Meme Wars" is designed to be 'a textbook for the future' - one that brings to light inspiring ideas for positive change.
Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, advertising-free, 70,000-circulation magazine that lays bare anticapitalist, pro-environment concerns through incisive philosophical essays, activist commentary, and advertising spoofs. Past and present contributors include Slavoj Zizek, David Graeber, Simon Critchley, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Matt Taibbi, Bill McKibben, Douglas Rushkoff, Jonathan Cook, and Chris Hedges. Kalle Lasn is the founder of the Adbusters Media Foundation and Powershift Advertising Agency. An internationally known, award winning documentarist, he is the editor of Adbusters magazine who, along with senior editor Micah White and their 90,000-strong global network of activists were the instigators of the first #OccupyWallStreet event on September 17, 2011.