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The Parachute [Paperback]

Sinclair Dumontais


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Aug. 1 2005
From The Parachute: It has often been said that the 20th century was transformed by the invention of the automobile. Mobility increased and the world was forever changed. I beg to differ. On the contrary, I believe that the most influential invention of the 20th century was the consumer: mass produced like Mr. Fords cars.A world-renowned consultant is lured out of self-imposed exile on a remote Greek island to expound on an ultimate marketing strategy to the members of the board of a multinational footwear corporation. As venal and disturbing as the strategy is, this 21st century Prince styles himself as an architect of neo-liberalism in its most shark-like incarnation. The only values he recognizes are those linked intimately to the profit principle. Cunning, pretentious and deeply irreverent, he has created a marketing scheme that reduces human beings to pure consumer animals. Corrosively satirical, The Parachute reveals an extreme society obsessed by mass consumption and instant gratification

Product Details

  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books (Aug. 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552637344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552637340
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 13.1 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #608,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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