The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world's dominant economic institution. Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies.
In this revolutionary assessment of the history, character, and globalization of the modern business corporation, Bakan backs his premise with the following observations:
But Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far-reaching program of achievable reforms through legal regulation and democratic control.
Featuring in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and cultural critic Noam Chomsky, The Corporation is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students, CEOs, whistle-blowers, power brokers, pawns, pundits, and politicians alike.
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Review: The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and PowerUser Review - Judah Martin - Goodreads
An effective introductory text for anyone interested in the rise of [hyper]capitalism. Bakan offers a convincing argument that, because the corporation's singular objective is to maximize profit at ... Read full review
Review: The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and PowerUser Review - Cassandra - Goodreads
Bakan presents the modern Corporation in its historical and legal context and brings the current state of corporate tyranny into sharp focus. A level-headed and well-constructed argument. Outstanding. Read full review
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