Corporation Nation: How Corporations are Taking Over Our by Ralph Nader, Charles Derber

By Ralph Nader, Charles Derber

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Foreword through Ralph Nader.
In company country Derber addresses the unchecked strength of today’s organisations to form the way in which we paintings, earn, purchase, promote, and think—the very means we are living. large, far-reaching mergers at the moment are standard, downsizing is rampant, and our strains of verbal exchange, information and leisure media, jobs, and discount rates are more and more managed by way of a handful of global—and unaccountable—conglomerates. we're, in impression, wasting our monetary and emotional protection, based greater than ever at the whim of those agencies. however it doesn’t must be this fashion, as this e-book makes transparent. simply because the unique Populist stream of the 19th century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends new, optimistic populism will help the U.S. group regain its self-control.

Drawing on middle sociological strategies and demonstrating the ability of the sociological mind's eye, he demands revisions in our company process, alterations designed to maintain organizations fit whereas additionally making them answerable to the folks. From rewriting company charters to changing patron behavior, Derber deals new goals for companies and empowering ideas during which all of us could make a distinction.

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Yet the robber barons were among the nation's most moralistic leaders. They draped themselves in the corruption of the nineteenth-century industrialists set a lofty rhetoric of social Darwinism, which framed the workings of the free market as a blessing from unwashed God and subjected the poor to a religion-fueled moral indignation. John D. I The End of the Century 11 Rockefeller, for example, readily used Darwinist language: growth of a large business is is merely a survival of the ... " Darwinism dominated the thinking of the Gilded Age.

Its Gilded Age equivalent. But the current assault on unions, the creation of a new contingent workforce, and the tidal wave of downsizing have combined to make contemporary American workers not much more ^^ secure than their Gilded Age forebears. The End of the Century 23 The Best Government Money Can Buy When President Clinton spoke about today's parallels with the Gilded Age, he did not mention helped to make how his own presidency has his point. " Democratic party, but they reflect, as in the Gilded Age, the nature of American politics in a time of corporate ascendancy.

Corpo- to the place-dependency of indi- 44 ' CORPORATION NATION vidual workers, unions, governments, and communities, new cially striking in the United States and elsewhere ers in the espe- is global environment. Millions of workare stranded in ghost towns while their corporate patrons waltz off to Mexico or Asia to hire the cheapest labor in the world. Unions and governments scream but can do tive little. While the ease of moving capital and the rela- immobility of human beings and their protective associations always loomed as the great threat to countervailing power, global capital mobility poses the most serious challenge yet seen to labor, national governments, and other countervailing forces.

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