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The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

by Joel Bakan
£6.99   paperback  Constable & Robinson (2005)

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan Now revised & expanded!
 
What would the world be like if its rulers were insane? The most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and unavoidably demented. The corporation lies, steals and kills without hesitation when it serves the interests of its shareholders to do so. It obeys the law only when the costs of crime exceed the profits. Corporate social responsibility is impossible except in so far as it is insincere.
 
At once a diagnosis and a course of treatment, The Corporation is essential reading for those who want to understand the nature of the modern business system. Based upon a rigorous account of the corporation's legally-constructed nature, it is a sober and careful attempt to describe the world as it is, rather than as corporate public relations departments would have us believe it to be.
 
Although a billion dollar industry is trying to convince you otherwise, the corporations that surround us are not our friends. Charming and plausible though they are, they can only ever see us as resources to be used. This is the real world, not science fiction, and it really is us or them. (The multi-awardwinning documentary The Corporation, featuring Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and Milton Friedman amongst others, was co-created by Joel Bakan and based on this book).

ISBN 13: 9781845291747 | ISBN 10: 1845291743