A handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life. It's a "suicide economy," says former Harvard Business School professor David Korten, that destroys the very foundations of its own existence. The original 1995 edition of When Corporations Rule the World helped launch a global resistance against corporate domination. In this 20th anniversary edition, Korten shares insights from his personal experience as a participant in the growing movement for a New Economy. A new introduction documents the further concentration of wealth and corporate power since 1995 and explores why our institutions resolutely resist even modest reform. A new conclusion chapter outlines high-leverage opportunities for breakthrough change.--From publisher description.