The End of the Middle Class and the Emergence of a Planetary Society of Control

Albany, NY (PressExposure) March 12, 2011 -- Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta was born in 1957 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Beginning in childhood, the architect, urban planner, and musician traveled, as his father was an important inventor and industrial businessman. After 1987, he lived between New York City, Switzerland, Portugal, and Brazil. In 2003, inspired by the last thoughts of the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, he started an unexpected journey: to discover the common elements of social transformation on a planetary scale. Would it be possible? It seems so, according to his book, "Low Power Society: Continuous Hyperconsumption and the End of the Middle Class in a Hyperurban Planet," now launched at

What would exist in common between Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States? "We penetrated a worldwide scale of interactions that made it possible to identify common patterns," Pimenta said. And how could those discoveries impact the daily lives of people living in large cities in the United States or even in the countryside of Europe? "In many aspects," replies the author, "everything seems to follow a coherent pattern, changing standards of education, references of personal development, like the future of some professions, strategies for money investment, and so on. Everything is quickly changing. If you are thinking of your future or the future of your family, surely this book will be of interest."

In the book "Low Power Society," Emanuel Pimenta describes an astonishing scenario that includes technological tools of social control, new forms of world conflicts, different kinds of statistical data, and the establishment of a new bureaucratic aristocracy.

"The book is not pessimistic. I never make any judgment of value," he said. "It simply is powerful research conducted around the world. It is a book that can help people to better understand what is really happening on our planet. Many times I've met people perplexed with the fast transformations of our societies. Many times people ask me where one could find a good place to live. This book helps people understand what is happening."

Corrado Bianchi Porro, journalist chief of the famous Swiss newspaper "Giornale del Popolo," from the canton of Ticino, wrote the book's introduction. The preface was written by the legendary American journalist Jon Rappoport, from California.

Emanuel Pimenta is member of the New York Academy of Sciences, of the Council of Architects and Engineers of Brazil, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

"Low Power Society" can be purchased at, at, or can be ordered in any bookshop all over the world.

The book has two different editions, in English and in Portuguese.

About the Book:

"Low Power Society: Continuous Hyperconsumption and the End of the Middle Class in a Hyperurban Planet"
List Price: $27.00
5.06" x 7.81" (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
Black & White on White paper
596 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1456594916
ISBN-10: 1456594915
BISAC: Political Science / General
Location: New York NY
Contact: Emanuel Pimenta
Phone: +41 91 7913911
Web Address:

About the Author: Biographical information about Emanuel Pimenta can be found at

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Location: New York NY
Contact: Emanuel Pimenta
Phone: +41 91 7913911

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