The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism

  • ISBN-13: 9781894037303
  • PRICE: $9.95
  • Paperback, 112 pages

In this second edition, David Lester supplements his original concise and understated, yet politically and socially potent catalogue of the injustices of capitalist ideology on the world’s indigent people, and the devastating environmental consequences of industrialization. Contains new, reliably sourced gruesome statistical facts about the harsh reality of capitalism’s impact on the world that will appall, inspire, and incite.

David Lester

David Lester is a painter, graphic designer, cartoonist, and the guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal. His book, The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism went into a revised second printing and is taught as part of an English course on Academic Writing Stratagies at Capilano University. He has created the poster series "Inspired Agitators," archived at The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles, and designed the popular t-shirt "Actually, I like crap." Lester also does a weekly illustration, with text by Mecca Normal bandmate Jean Smith, for Magnet Magazine. As well, his cartoons appeared regularly for a year in the San Diego Reader. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Jean Smith

Open this book to any page and you will discover the dark side of capitalism. It is great people can be innovative and make lots of money for their efforts. However this book chronicles how money, power, and greed go hand-in-hand, and has the facts to back it up. It lists hundreds of examples of how government and corporations have gone too far to strip all of us of our rights, treasures, and resources. It has enough inside of it to make you most concerned of where America is going.