Jennifer Government

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Jennifer Government is a novel written by Max Barry. Published in 2003, it is Barry's second novel. Set in a dystopian alternate reality, most nations are controlled by the United States and are dominated by for-profit corporate entities while the Government's power is extremely limited. It is similar in satiric intent to George Orwell's 1984, but criticizes the concept of a government with too little power, rather than one with too much power. Because of this, some readers see the novel as a criticism of libertarianism. Many readers also see it as a criticism of globalization, although Barry claims he is not an anti-globalizationist.