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Democracy, Economics, and the Public Good

Informational Failures and Potential

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John M. Budd
    Pages 1-8
  3. John M. Budd
    Pages 9-43
  4. John M. Budd
    Pages 45-84
  5. John M. Budd
    Pages 85-122
  6. John M. Budd
    Pages 123-155
  7. John M. Budd
    Pages 157-184
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-208

About this book


Examining essential aspects of American life, John Budd investigates how informational sources (print and broadcast media and other resources) fall short when it comes to informing citizens, failing our democracy and damaging the public good.


Politics Democracy Economics Finance Information Education Public Good Media Communication democracy economics finance information

About the authors

John M. Budd is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. He is the author of several books and more than one hundred journal articles on a range of subjects, including politics and economics.

Bibliographic information


"John M. Budd's volume addresses a very ambitious and timely topic: the relationships between democratic processes, capitalism, the public good, and the role that information sources have to play in these relationships. The chapters are erudite, well researched, clearly written, and combine the works of great social theorists with contemporary examples." - Gary P. Radford, Professor of Communication Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA