Corporations are Gonna Get Your Mama: Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream
by Kevin Danaher (ed.), Foreword by Noam Chomsky
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Publication Date: 1996
Publisher: Common Courage
Topics: Corporate Rule, Democracy: Theory & Practice, Economics, Labor & Work / Classism, Nature, Sexism / Patriarchy, Social Movements, United States, Visioning the Future
Description: "The book you are holding explains why we should be mobilizing against corporate domination. It also documents some of the many ways in which people are organizing resistance and building alternative institutions. Books can be either mere entertainment or useful tools in changing the world. This effort was intended to be the latter, but whether it will play that role or not will be determined by what you do after you put this book down." - Noam Chomsky, from the Foreword
While Hollywood has replaced politics with silly diversions about alien invasions, many Americans face a tangible fear: the inexorable grip of corporate power over their lives.
Wages have been dropping for twenty years. Income inequality grew under Reagan and Bush and accelerated under Clinton. Each year from 1979 to 1992 an average of 41,000 apparel workers in the United States lost their jobs. Three quarters of them are women. The past decade has seen nearly 1 million U.S. jobs shipped overseas. Meanwhile, the corporate share of taxes has plummeted, from paying 76 cents of every tax dollar collected in 1950 to 21 cents in 1992. 'Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama' offers an incisive overview of how global companies, long plunderers of the Third World, are unleashing market forces like a pack of rabid dogs attacking the American way of life.
Contributors include: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor at MIT, Jill Pike of the Institute for Policy Studies, Jeremy Rifkin, author, 'The End of Work', Patricia Horn, editor, Dollars and Sense Magazine, David Korten, author, 'When Corporations Rule the World', Lori Wallach of Public Citizen, Richard Barnet of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Ralph Nader, founder of Public Citizen.
Published in association with Global Exchange.
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