Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
The American book cover
AuthorNoam Chomsky
CountryUnited States
SubjectCritique of neoliberalism
PublisherSeven Stories Press
Publication date
November 1999
Media typePaperback
Pages175 pp
330.12/2 21
LC ClassHB95 .C516 1999

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order is a 1999 book by Noam Chomsky, published by Seven Stories Press. It contains his critique of neoliberalism.[1]


Chomsky argues that the doctrines and development of a pro-corporate system, consisting of economic and political policies that restrict the public arena and support private power, acts essentially as a social hierarchy which places the drive for profit over the wider needs of the population. Moreover, Chomsky also indicates the harmful effects of policies that are prescribed to poor countries from institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and the World Bank.

See also


  1. ^ Gordon, Neve (27 May 1999), "Neoliberals' Paleomarkets", The Nation, retrieved 2007-10-11