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Who Stole Our Market Economy?

The Desperate Need For Socioeconomic Progress


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. A. Coskun Samli
    Pages 1-5
  3. A. Coskun Samli
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  4. A. Coskun Samli
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  5. A. Coskun Samli
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  6. A. Coskun Samli
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  15. A. Coskun Samli
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  16. A. Coskun Samli
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  17. Back Matter
    Pages 145-152

About this book


This book discusses the current landscape of our market economy, which is in the hands of financiers and billionaires who decrease competition as well as consumer power. In order for society to fully thrive and provide its members higher living standards and quality of life, it must distribute and deliver the fruits of the economic activity without discrimination and favoritism. This book exposes the real problem of economic inequality, poverty, and the elimination of the middle class and argues for a progressive market economy in the face of regressive conservatism. The author warns of business failures, rigid and unrealistic laws, widespread unemployment, and class warfare without a fair, functional system. Until action is taken to reverse this situation, our market economy will continue to be abused by the greedy and the powerful, stripping it of any potential for advancement and growth.


One percent inequality poverty middle class quality of life finance economy Deregulation Mergers Outsourcing Privatization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ponte VedraUSA

About the authors

A. Coskun (Josh) Samli is Research Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of North Florida, USA.  He is the author and co-author of almost 300 scholarly articles, 29 books, and 31 monographs. Samli has lectured extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania, and was very active in the Fulbright Commission.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


“Samli (Univ. of North Florida) argues that the market economy is in danger, largely because of dwindling competition and consumer power brought about by financiers and billionaires. … This title is an interesting read with a strong political ideology. Accessible to all readers. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels.” (D. Li, Choice, Vol. 55 (5), January, 2018)