When Corporations Rule the World

When Corporations Rule the World

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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.
Publisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publications, Inc., [2015]
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781626562875
Branch Call Number: 322.3 KORTEN 2015
Characteristics: 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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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!

Nov 06, 2013

Golly, the reviews here excoriate Mr. Korten as follows: "...then proceeds to finger such classic conspiracy-theory scapegoats as the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations as the planning agents of the new world economic order he decries." Examine THE FACTS: David Rockefeller founded the Trilateral Commission (members would includ the notorious Martin Feldstein, Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney, media types like Charlie Rose, and a host of the corporate/political types working on behalf of Wall Street). The two principals of the Warren Commission, which expected us to believe their report supported the "lone gunman" theory and convicted Lee Oswald, while actually rife with contradictions and mass inconsistencies, suggesting the exact opposite, were Allan Dulles and John McCloy, both of whose adult lives received most of their earnings from the Rockefeller family and/or their businesses. The Rockefellers exerted their influence through at least five (but most probably the last ten) presidencies: Nelson Rockefeller was appointed to multiple positions by President Eisenhower, including his chief of Cold War strategy, forty appointments under the Kennedy administration were Rockefeller Brothers Fund trustees, Henry Kissinger, underling to the Rockefeller brothers, were be President Lyndon Johnson's special defense advisor, then Nixon's National Security Advisor, and on and on and on. Bill Clinton's chief of staff, Erskine Bowles (later appointed to a commission by President Obama), was hired to a private equity firm, Forstmann Little, where he made his big bucks, by one of its directors, Henry Kissinger! So much for "conspiracy theory" as opposed to conspiracy fact!


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