Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of NeoLiberalismISBN: 159558076X;
Eclectic thinkers, brought together by the bestselling author of City of Quartz , meditate on future worlds being created by unfettered capitalism. "Not content with existing offshore tax shelters, multi-millionaires and property developers have aspired to build their own....To defeat the predatory outreach of nations and tides, it is clearly not enough to be offshore: true freedom floats." ?from "Floating Utopias" by China MiA©ville Evil Paradises , edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places?alternate realities being constructed as "utopias" in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments?in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea?are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares. Although they read like science fiction, the case studies are shockingly real. In Dubai, where child slavery existed...
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