Book reviews | by Andre Marais

TALKING DIRTYGone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, Heather Rogers, New Press, 2005On average, each American produces almost 4.2 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day, almost a third of it in packaging. This staggering statistic starts Heather Rogers’s book on garbage, a...
Capitalism: A Ghost Story | Arundhati Roy

Capitalism: A Ghost Story | Arundhati Roy

Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the same. “Here we are,” the friend who took me there said, “Pay your...
Economics for people

Economics for people

Amandla! introduces a new column: Economics for people. In this column we demystify basic economic processes, concepts and debates so that activists are able to participate better in the struggles over the nature and direction of economic policy. One of the factors...