Suiting Themselves: How Corporations Drive the Global Agenda

1st Edition

Sharon Beder

Routledge
Published May 1, 2006
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781844073313 - CAT# Y122778

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Summary

In this brilliantly researched expos�, 'communications Rottweiler' Sharon Beder blasts open the backrooms and boardrooms to reveal how the international corporate elite dictate global politics for their own benefit. Beder shows how they created business associations and �think tanks� in the 1970s to drive public policy, forced the worldwide privatization and deregulation of public services in the 1980s and 1990s (enabling a massive transfer of ownership and control over essential services) and, still not satisfied, have worked relentlessly since the late 1990s to rewrite the very rules of the global economy to funnel wealth and power into their pockets. Want a globalized and homogenized world of conflict, poverty and massive environmental degradation run by a corporate oligarchy that wipes its feet on democracy? Or a democratic world, where poverty is history, companies work for people and clean water is a right, not a privilege you pay for? Beder�s message is clear - it�s your world, and it�s time to fight for it.

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