Adbusters 74 The Quick & Dirty

Adbusters #74, NOV/DEC 2007

The Quick & Dirty


The Quick & Dirty Issue


Marketing guru Bob Garfield defends his turf.


Chris Hedges on the troubled marriage that’s poisoning the planet.


Why we are still making due with the last century’s economics, by Paul Ormerod.


Stephen Leahy argues that staying in the black now means going green.


A conversation with Michael Byers about Canada’s role on the global stage.

Plus opinion & analysis from David Brooks, Mousa Abu Marzook, Zetty Brake, Astra Taylor, Zoe Blunt, Vicky Husband, Kathleen Christison...

Images by Simen Johan, Bansky, Agus Suwage, Sharon Lockhart, Peter Menzel, Chris Jordon, Till Gerhard, Roland Schmid, Alexandra Boulat, Peter Funch, Cara Bloch, Misha Gordon...

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What is Canada For?

As Canada sits in the crossroads between its peacekeeping past and fighting terror future, Dr. Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia, breaks down Canada's role in international organizations, the use of military force, human rights and Canada–United States relations.

The Economics Textbook of the 21st Century

The old economics view of the world, in which everyone acts purely in his or her own self-interest, in which free markets are the solution to almost everything, has been abandoned. But in order to actually change public policy, first we have to change the way economics is taught. However, the world is still waiting for the first real economics textbook of the twenty-first century.

Earth, Inc.

Even in today's post-Inconvenient Truth world, there is a pervasive fear that going environmentally green will land companies and individuals financially in the red. But many leading development institutions and policy-makers fail to understand that the ruthless exploitation for short-term profits could trigger an Enron-like collapse of "Earth, Inc."

Hannaford Guides Consumers

For the last 50 years, large food corporations set the agenda on what kind of products end up on supermarket shelves and in the kitchen pantry for millions of people. Today, a small chain of grocers called Hannaford is reversing the tide, with a nutrition system that gives consumers a quick, non-biased rating of the healthiness of the foods they purchase.

Turning Tyrant

When Hugo Chavez became President of Venezuela in 1998, I celebrated the new savior of socialism. But when Chavez now says, "I doubt there is any country on this planet with a democracy more alive than the one we enjoy in Venezuela today," I listen with dread and disappointment.


The mine fields of Laos.

Black Rats

When I read about so many of our politicians who are so filthy with corruption and greed, it hits me that there is a giant black rat filling up our pleasant democracy and stinking up the place, and that rat is corruption. And I'm sick of it.

The Quick & Dirty

Nothing To Do But Shop

Whether at home or abroad, shopping seems to have become the national pastime in regions around the world. Shopping for pleasure is not a new phenomenon: the trouble with it today is that our generation cannot afford the financial and environmental costs that come with it.

Maxim's Sex War

With photos of women in black bikinis striking provocative poses, Maxim magazine devoted five full pages in their July 2007 issue to answer the single most pressing question in the Middle East: "Are the women in the Israeli Defense Forces the world's sexiest soldiers?"

Elliott Abrams, Dual Loyalist and Neocon Extraordinaire

Elliott Abrams, an influential neocon and pro-Israel lobbyist par excellence, has been the principal Middle East adviser on the National Security Council staff throughout most of the Bush administration - all without most Washington observers even noticing.

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