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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things review – how capitalism works

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Raj Patel and Jason W Moore illustrate a ruinous economic system that benefits a minority class Consider the McNugget. Consider not merely its proprietary combination of succulence and crispness and flavour, but also its usefulness as a symbol of the time in which we find ourselves. Consider its substance, derived from the world’s most common bird, bred to reach maturity within weeks, and with a breast so large it can barely walk.
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