Market Farm by Nick Bradbury

Market Farm

byNick Bradbury

Kobo ebook | August 9, 2012

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Market Farm is a Swiftian satire on the untrammelled free market thinking that helped usher in the current financial crisis. In its concept, it pays homage to George Orwell’s Animal Farm and engages the reader in an amusing way with the causes and likely outcomes of the crisis we are all facing. The story follows the fortunes of three characters: Erroll, a bull who is an eternal optimist; Merlin, a donkey who is a down- to-earth pessimist; and Lily, a chicken who is largely timid and confused. While focusing on the damage wrought by the financial crisis, Market Farm examines its deeper causes and takes passing swipes at other problems of modern life. These include the cult of fine food, the rise of the welfare state, pollution, obesity, social disorder, the domination of the political process by the media, and even the rise of the internet and phenomena such as Twitter. Market Farm is a funny and clever depiction of economic life which raises the key social and moral questions as to whether the market should be the master, or the servant, of the people.’ Russell Napier, author of “Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street's Four Great Bottoms†. 'Updating the seminal work of George Orwell is brave. And he pulls it off. Market Farm should be a set text for all students of politics and economics.' Scarlett MccGwire in Tribune 'Many authors put small ideas into large books, Nicholas Bradbury did just the opposite: he put a great idea into a small book. His story is witty, masterful, deeply penetrating and wise. ' Almantas Samalavicius in Kulturos Barai
Title:Market FarmFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Dedalus EbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909232556

ISBN - 13:9781909232556