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Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind―one pair of feet―at a time.

With Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism, Walter LaFeber has written a biography, a social history, and a far-ranging economic critique. From basketball prodigy to international phenomenon to seductive commercial ideal, Michael Jordan is the supreme example of how American corporations have used technology in a brave, massively wired new world to sell their products in every corner of the globe. LaFeber's examination of Nike and its particular dominion over the global marketplace is often scathing, while his fascinating mini-biography of Michael Jordan and the commercial history of basketball reveal much about American society. For this new paperback edition, LaFeber has added a chapter on globalization in a changed world, after mass protests and since September 11. "Bold, riveting....Brilliantly illuminates how hyper-US capitalism has spread its financial wings around the globe."―Douglas Brinkley "LaFeber brings an impressive intellect to bear on his subject."―Barbara Rudolph, Chicago Tribune
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Not everyone embraces the "American Way." But as historian Walter LaFeber demonstrates in this highly original look at the effects of global capitalism, not everyone has a choice. Using powerful communications satellites in the 1980s and, later, unbridled capital, transnational corporations such as McDonald's and Nike and their media-mogul counterparts have infiltrated cultures from Paris to Beijing, understanding perfectly that what the world sees the world buys (in this case, Big Macs and anything plastered with a Nike swoosh). Of course, it helps when hoops legend Michael Jordan--the world's most idolized athlete--is pitching your products. His influence is pervasive: "McDonald's, blaring Michael Jordan's endorsement, operated in 103 nations and fed one percent of the world's population each day. 'Within the East Asian urban environment,' one historian of the firm notes, 'McDonald's fills a niche once occupied by the teahouse, the neighborhood shop, the street-side stall, and the park bench.'"

LaFeber transitions smoothly from Michael Jordan biography to socioeconomic commentary, first exploring Jordan as the great American hero, then turning a critical eye on Nike and its shoddy overseas labor practices. Jordan can certainly sell shoes, but at what cost? In the final chapter heading, LaFeber asks whether Michael Jordan is the "Greatest Endorser of the Twentieth Century" or "An Insidious Form of Imperialism." He presents evidence of both, but ultimately The New Global Capitalism becomes less about Jordan's marketing prowess than America's influence over the world's consumer habits, and, subsequently, the havoc that power can wreak. LaFeber's short (164 pages), lucid study gives readers a fresh perspective on the battle between capital and culture. Recommended. --Rob McDonald

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Thoughts on a New Youth Curriculum: How about the Old Youth Curriculum?

Hate me if you will, but all of this means that I was a lousy boy scout. It’s not that I was indifferent to scouting activities. I actively despised them and stayed away from Church whenever they were on the program–which, given that Scouting is the official activity arm of the LDS Church, was pretty much all of the time. I felt guilty about this (I was a Mormon, after all, and though I never did the scouting thing very well, I did the guilt thing just fine). I knew, because a number of leaders explained it to me, that participating in boy scouts was part of my Aaronic Priesthood responsibility. I made it through the LDS youth program. I was not an Eagle Scout. I think I manged to get my Tenderfoot, and that with a little bit of cheating on the part of a well-meaning scout master. But now that I am an adult, and the parent of another indoor enthusiast, I can’t help but wonder what the youth program for LDS young men might look like if it were not married to the Boy Scouts of America. In fact, as part of a current writing project, I read through all of the manuals and Improvement Era magazines for the first half of the 20th century. The original Mutual Improvement Association, it turns out, was more like a high school than a church meeting. It was a progressive-era concoction to bring cultural refinement to mainly rural young people who had very limited access to public education. And they read books. In fact, in the old days, a team of General Authorities would choose a list of “Reading List” books every year, and these would become part of the standard youth curriculum. Adults, too, would join in, and over time, there were books for adult classes as well as books for the youth. And the Church actively advertised, distributed, and endorsed these books. Some of them were Church books, but most of them were not. And a lot of them were, like, literature. The list began in 1906, when the Improvement Era serialized Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas over four issues (Novemember 1906-February 1907) and encouraged everybody in the Church to read it. It went on regularly through 1944-45, and intermittently... Here is what I have been able to reconstruct (from manuals and magazine articles) of the books that, a hundred years ago, Latter-day Saints read as part of their religious duty. Source: By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog

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  • Prep Scoreboard: May 18

    05/19/15 ,via Lansing State Journal

    DeWitt goals–Sierra Dietz 3, Adison Salibury, Jessica Witt 2, Jenna Wieferich, Rachel Madar, Marissa Gordon, Jordan Markowski 2. Assists–Chandler Kirinovic, Jessica Witt 2, Rachel Madar 2, Jordan Markowski 2. Goals–Courtney Loynes 3, Victoria

  • West Jefferson High School announces valedictorian, salutatorian, graduates

    05/19/15 ,via NOLA.com (blog)

    Ryan Douglas Jefferson, Joseph Jinnings III, Yosheka Laynae John, Rodney K.Johnson, Aaron Miquel Jones, Donieka Shantrel Jones, Joseph Blake Kiper, Peter Ferdanand LaBeaud IV, Samantha Jane LaFrance, Patience Olivia Langridge, Taylor Gavin Robert

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  • Recreation Calendar

    05/18/15 ,via Capital-Journal Online

    All-Around Sports Camps beginning late May at SportZone K-6th boys and girls. Full or half-day registration ... Professional players instructing private hitting and pitching lessons for all ages. Contact Jordan Cooper at 249-9832 or visit ...

  • Mortonhall in good Nic after Summer League opener

    05/18/15 ,via Edinburgh News

    West Linton 5, Baberton 3: N Barr bt S Marshall 7&6; S Walter bt S Carmichael 3&1 ... K Fee halved with K Carson; J Hall bt S Reid 6&4; C Mackie bt Jordan Lamb 7&6; S Blair bt I Melville 4&3. Murrayfield 3.5, Royal Burgess 4.5: A Ni bt S Buckley 3&2 ...

  • Bankruptcy watch

    05/18/15 ,via NWA Online

    Jordan Michael Stewart, 616 E ... Berg, 1903 Robyn Road, May 13, 2015, Chapter 7. SUCCESS Walter W. and Debra S. Bollinger, 658 County Road 191, May 13, 2015, Chapter 7. TEXARKANA Kelly Dianne Wells, 2506 Hickory, May 11, 2015, Chapter 7.

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