Let Them Eat Junk

How Capitalism Creates Hunger and Obesity

Robert Albritton

  • ISBN-13: 9781894037389
  • PRICE: $21.95

Respected economist Robert Albritton argues that the capitalist system, far from delivering on the promise of cheap, nutritious food for all, has created a world where 25% of the world population is over-fed and 25% are hungry. This malnourishment of 50% of the world’s population is explained systematically, a refreshing change from accounts that focus on cultural factors and individual greed.

Albritton details the economic relations and connections that have put us in a situation of simultaneous oversupply and undersupply of food. This explosive book provides yet more evidence that the human cost of capitalism is much bigger than those in power will admit.

Robert Albritton

Robert Albritton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. His other publications include Economics Transformed? (Pluto, 2007).