Before you read the whole post you might want to watch the video for better understanding of what the book is all about. Yes, you read it right, Value of Nothing is a book written by Raj Patel that reveals how our current economic crisis affected by the politics. This is a deeply thought-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness. Opening with Oscar Wilde’s observation that nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing, Patel shows how our faith in prices as a way of valuing the world is misplaced. In this book, Patel points out how we inflate the cost of things that is not really necessary and putting no value to the resources we all need to survive. This is a good book to read as an eye opener of what is going on around us. The Value of Nothing offers a fresh and accessible way to think about economics and the choices we will all need to make in order to create a sustainable economy and society. The Value of Nothing is available where good books are sold and you can find it online at,, Barnes & Noble, Borders, & IndieBound. Check out Macmillan Press Sweepstakes to win a copy of the book.