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The Value of Nothing

My Imagined Commencement Speech

Ann Purcell | Posted 06.22.2016 | Education
Ann Purcell

The time of year has recently ended when prestigious speakers are appearing on various college campuses to give the traditional commencement speech. This time of year always makes me wonder what I would say if I were asked to give the commencement address at a college or university.

Buddhist Economics? Raj Patel Suggest A New Way To Define Value

Daily Finance | Matthew Pulomena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Worried about the meaning of existence? You might turn to Raj Patel's book The Value of Nothing. Its title, however, isn't a reference to how much a v...

Raj Patel Is The Messiah, Says Religious Group After Author Appears On 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raj Patel, the author of the recent book "The Value of Nothing," has experienced a bizarre incarnation of the "Colbert Bump" after appearing on "The C...

Raj Patel: Food Sovereignty (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-02-17-raj.jpg The author of The Value of Nothing explains what food sovereignty means, and why it is as much a fight for social and economic justice as it is a fight to protect the environment.

Raj Patel: The Value Of Nothing, Part 1 (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Raj Patel, food activist, scholar, and author of two important books: Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his new boo...

Reclaiming Value: An Interview with Raj Patel

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

In his latest book, The Value of Nothing, Raj Patel explores the failures of so-called free market capitalism, and highlights some of the ways people are changing the democratic system.

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Raj Patel On The Perils Of Free Market Economy (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Raj Patel, author of the new book "The Value of Nothing," spoke to Stephen Colbert last night about the hidden costs behind almost everything we consu...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As it gets closer to Christmas, book review sites start looking back over the year, and reviewing fewer new books, but there are still some out there ...

Meatless Monday: Cracking the Egg Label Code

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

An age-old symbol of life and renewal, the egg has taken on considerable baggage in recent years. Forget the happy farm, the downy chicks, the clucki...

Raj Patel On The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Academic/activist/writer Raj Patel appeared on The Colbert Report Tuesday to discuss his new book, "The Value of Nothing." The title comes from a quot...

Meatless Monday: Green Grass Roots And A Beacon of Hope From Signal Mountain

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The world's leaders did not come together for us in Copenhagen. The folks of Signal Mountain, Tennessee did. Signal Mountain, population 7,500, is th...