O'Reilly logo

When Corporations Rule the World, 3rd Edition by David C. Korten

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 6The Decline of Democratic Pluralism

What an astounding thing it is to watch a civilization destroy itself because it is unable to re-examine the validity under totally new circumstances of an economic ideology.

—SIR JAMES GOLDSMITH

From the results, one can easily see that the whole point of privatization is neither economic efficiency nor improved services to the consumer but simply to transfer wealth from the public purse—which could redistribute it to even out social inequalities—to private hands.

—SUSAN GEORGE

The champions of corporate libertarianism gleefully greeted the disintegration of the Soviet empire in 1989 as a victory of the free market and a mandate to press forward their cause. Francis Fukuyama proclaimed that the long ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required