Author Warns of Dangers of Uncontrolled Consumption

Gilbert Van Kerckhove’s “Toxic Consumerism” warns of uncontrolled production, spending.

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"It offers a very concise description of the world’s economic, environmental, social and governmental problems but, more importantly, it tells us what we can do about them now, before it is too late.”

Beijing (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

In his new book “Toxic Capitalism: The Orgy of Consumerism and Waste: Are We the Last Generation on Earth?” (published by AuthorHouse) author Gilbert Van Kerckhove warns readers against the dangers of rampant consumerism.

“Toxic Capitalism” takes a closer look at data and research on environmental issues, labor markets, governments, financial institutions, income inequality, pollution in China, and Chinese overseas investment and long-term contracts in the energy and resources sectors. A section is dedicated to some day-to-day examples of waste and quality issues, and how anyone can contribute to make the planet a healthier place.

An excerpt from “Toxic Capitalism”:

“What is toxic capitalism? We are already familiar with toxic loans.
It is a strain of capitalism, invented in Europe, perfected by Americans, and being assimilated by China and other countries. Hiding behind the mantra of open markets and dubious ideologies it is one type of capitalism with tragic consequences, allowing a minority to accumulate fortunes for themselves through political patronage and at the same time slowly destroying our planet by inducing us to embrace excessive consumption; toxic simply because of its impact on the environment. It is not the type of capitalism we should embrace.”

Frank T. Gallo, Ph.D. and author of “Business Leadership in China,” says, “Gilbert has written the book we all wish we could write. It offers a very concise description of the world’s economic, environmental, social and governmental problems but, more importantly, it tells us what we can do about them now, before it is too late.”

About the Author
Gilbert Van Kerckhove is from Belgium and graduated as master in electronic engineering. Since 1980, he has been working with China, where he spent 27 years, mostly in Beijing, but also in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He is the president of a Beijing-based management consulting that provides strategy guidance for foreign and Chinese companies.

Since 2000, he has been assisting the Beijing municipality in the areas of economic studies and foreign investment promotion. He has received the highest Chinese awards for his role in the 2008 Olympics, including the Chinese Green Card. He considers Beijing his home.

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