When Corporations Rule The World

When Corporations Rule The World

eBook - 2015
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In this new edition of his classic book, David Korten illuminates the convergence of ideological, political, and technological forces that have driven an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in a handful of corporations and financial institutions and left the market system blind to all but its own short-term financial gains. As he vividly documents, the social and environmental consequences of these efforts have been devastating. Human survival depends on a global community-based, life-centered alternative beyond the outmoded ideologies of communism and capitalism. Korten lays out specific steps to achieve it. In the new introduction and conclusion, and the updated prologue and epilogue, Korten shares insights from his personal experience as a participant in the growing new economy movement; reviews the implications of relevant events since 1995including the global democracy movement, 9/11, the war on terror, and the financial crash of 2008explores why the institutions of what he calls a suicide economy resolutely resist even modest reform; and outlines high-leverage opportunities for breakthrough change.
Publisher: [United States] : Berrett-Koehler Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781626562899
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 21, 2015

One of the unfortunate reviewers claims: // such classic conspiracy-theory scapegoats as the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations as the planning agents of the new world economic order \\ Odd! I've always thought David Korten too tame in his predictions! FYI to the critic: At the very top, above the CFR is the Group of 30 [group30.org], followed by Bretton Woods Committee [brettonwoods.org], and those the critic mentioned plus others. The Big Four investment firms which appear to be the majority owners of the major corporations in America and Europe are: BlackRock, Vanguard Group, State Street and Fidelity [FMR]. Except BlackRock actually owns State Street, so there are just three! Great book!


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