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Gangs of America: The rise of corporate power and the disabling of democracy

> Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003, 296pp, $24.95 (...)

’Gans of America’ is a book tracing the history and development of corporations, going back to the 16th century. It shows how contemporary corporations have amassed more political and economic rights than ordinary citizens within America’s legal system, looking in particular at the change in the legal standing of corporations that occurred in the last half of the nineteenth century.


date of on-line publication : 16 December 2005


The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

> 2004, Viking Canada, 228 p., $14.99 CAD

Using the World Health Organization’s checklist for personality types, Joel Bakan underlines the psychopathic personality of corporations: callous unconcern for the feelings of others; incapacity to maintain enduring relationships; reckless disregard for the safety of others; pattern of deceitfulness; incapacity to experience guilt; failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviour. In sum, a corporation is, in the words of prominent investor and shareholder activist Robert Monks, "a doom machine... in our search for wealth and for prosperity we created a thing that is going to destroy us."  read

date of on-line publication : 16 November 2005

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