CRITIQUE OF NEO-LIBERALISM ATTEMPTS TOO MUCH
Reviewed by Reuel S. Amdur
David Model. 2003
Montreal: Black Rose Books.
210 pp. $24.99.
David Model’s book Corporate Rule comes highly recommended. Author Linda McQuaig finds it "insightful, easy-to-read and sensible." Toronto Star columnist Thomas Walkom, more cautiously, describes it as "a welcome addition to the growing volume of work critiquing neo-liberalism."
Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Model tries to do too much in 210 pages, including index and bibliography, and he is not always successful. In addition to the role of corporations, he "covers" proportional representation, environmental-friendly energy, lobbying, and actions we can take to improve the lot of the race and the planet. Having said that, there is still much to recommend in the book.