By Benjamin R. Barber
"Powerful and irritating. nobody who cares concerning the way forward for our public existence can find the money for to disregard this book."―Jackson Lears
a robust sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed bargains a bright portrait of an overproducing international financial system that objectives kids as shoppers in a marketplace the place there are by no means sufficient consumers and the place the first objective isn't any longer to fabricate items yet wishes. to provide an explanation for how and why this has turn up, Barber brings jointly huge empirical learn with an unique theoretical framework for realizing our modern situation. He asserts that during position of the Protestant ethic as soon as linked to capitalism―encouraging self-restraint, getting ready for the longer term, maintaining and self-sacrificing for kids and neighborhood, and different features of adulthood―we are continuously being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of intake.