When Corporations Rule the World (expanded 2nd edition)
by David Korten
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Publication Date: 2001
Topics: Corporate Rule, Democracy: Theory & Practice, Economics, History: Local to Global, Nature, Social Movements, Sustainable Community, Visioning the Future
Description: David Korten offers an alarming expose of the devastating human and environmental consequences of global corporatization and a passionate message of hope in this well-reasoned, extensively researched analysis. He explains why human survival depends on a community-based, people-centered alternative. Korten offers viable national and global reforms to localize economies and globalize consciousness.
The updated 2nd edition contains five new chapters.
Review(s): "This book will agitate your mind, elevate your soul, and engage your civic spirit." - Ralph Nader
"Should be high on the list of 'must-read' books for even the busiest corporate executive." - Financial Times (London)
"One of the most important books of this century." - Thomas Berry, theologian and author of 'The Dream of the Earth'
"Building on the electrifying, best-selling first edition of 'When Corporations Rule the World', this new edition expands and updates Korten's laser-like analysis of how global corporations dominate people and their governments, and the miserable conditions that result when the few rule the many. Korten then shows practical pathways to a realizable future of more just, prosperous, and sustainable societies. This book will agitate your mind, elevate your soul, and engage your civic spirit." - Ralph Nader
"This is a 'must read' book - a searing indictment of an unjust international economic order, not by a wild-eyed idealistic left-winger, but by a sober scion of the establishment with impeccable credentials. It left me devastated but also very hopeful. Something can be done to create a more just economic order." - Desmond Tutu
"Like many of the people who in November 1999 attended the WTO Teach-ins in Seattle, I was motivated to be there because of David Korten's work. 'When Corporations Rule the World' continues to be at the very center of this expanding global dialogue and invites us all to become participants in what I believe to be a sacred trust to create a world that works for all." - Danny Glover