When Corporations Rule the World

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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A updated edition of a modern classic, with three completely new chapters, a new introduction, and a new epilogue Former edition has sold over 90,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 12 languages Considered the "bible" of the worldwide Living Democracy movement Dispels the myth that economic growth, free markets, and free trade provide universal benefits When Corporations Rule the World has become a modern classic. Korten's warnings about the growing global power of multinational corporations seem prophetic today. This new edition has been revised throughout to make it more accessible to the general reader, and features a new introduction, a new epilogue, and three new chapters. While Korten points out that the multinationals are, if anything, more powerful now than they were when he first wrote the book, he also offers reason for hope: the growth of the international Living Democracy movement opposing corporate rule. The new material in the book: Documents the consolidation-since1995-of financial and corporate power at the expense of democracy, people, communities, and the planet Looks in depth at the nature and cultural underpinnings of the burgeoning Living Democracy movement to resist corporate power Offers a vision of a what a "civil society"-grounded in life-centered values rather than immediate financial gain-might look like.

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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

For anyone who has doubts about how pervasive corporations are in global politics, this is a book you need to read. Korten published the original edition, which is the bulk of this 20 year anniversary ... Read full review

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

Dated now ( 1996 ) but, all on the money ( ha ) ~ I never fully considered what would happen when a corporation owns 100 % of it's own stock ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

David Korten is president and founder of the People-Centered Development Forum, chair of the board of YES! magazine, and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. He is the author of The Great Turning, The Post-Corporate World, and When Corporations Rule the World.

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