DAVID KORTEN ~ WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD

~ TEOCOFINIIFS ~ The Era Of Colonizing Open Frontiers Is Now In Its Final Stage

~ WHNROOTTRCOEIILWTROAFW ~ We Have No Real Option Other Than To Re-Create Our Economic Institutions In Line With The Reality Of A Full World

~ TCTACBTOEM-CTRMPOTIE ~ The Countries That Are Consuming Beyond Their Own Environmental Means – Control The Rule-Making Process Of The International Economy

~ TGI ~ The Growth Illusion

~ IOSAEDHRSNE-AEGDNNCTP-ICHNST ~ Indicators Of Social And Environmental Disintegration Have Risen Sharply Nearly Everywhere – Although Economic Growth Did Not Necessarily Create These Problems – It Certainly Has Not Solved Them

~ SEABN-LNNAN-TAEMBLTBM ~ Social Economies Are By Nature – Local, Nonwaged, Nonmonetized, And Nonmarket – They Are Energized More By Love Than By Money

~ I-IITCIRTTHITDTPAOSAIB ~ Increasingly – It Is The Corporate Interest Rather Than The Human Interest That Defines The Policy Agendas Of States And International Bodies

~ TPWSCBASITWON ~ These Practices Were Strongly Condemned By Adam Smith In The Wealth Of Nations

~ WRAAFOPRTP-OTWPHR ~ When Rights Are A Function Of Property Rather Than Personhood – Only Those With Property Have Rights

~ TOCCO-NE-T-‘VFO’-ROTQPTADIOAVFIIIBSOFR ~ The Oft-Cited Claim Of – Neoclassical Economics – To – “Value-Free Objectivity” – Rests On The Questionable Premise That A Decision Is Objective And Value Free If It Is Based Solely On Financial Return

~ TPTTPROLICMBBUBTOPTPTTTNTITOLINC ~ The Possibility That The Productive Resources Of Low Income Countries Might Better Be Used By Their Own People To Produce The Things They Need To Improve Their Own Lives Is Never Considered

~ TWWWO-MCAPGAOI-FTCARSSSAWTCLI-TTDNSOIOFFOJTJATC ~ Those Who Work Within Our – Major Corporate, Academic, Political, Governmental, And Other Institutions – Find The Culture And Reward Systems So Strongly Aligned With The Corporate Libertarian Ideology – That They Dare Not Speak Out In Opposition For Fear Of Jeopardizing Their Jobs And Their Careers

~ CTTBCOCL-TWDNP-BRTSIFOTM-R-IPBREIOBRAL-IFODP ~ Contrary To The Boastful Claims Of Corporate Libertarians – The West Did Not Prosper – By Rejecting The State In Favor Of The Market – Rather – It Prospered By Rejecting Extremist Ideologies Of Both Right And Left – In Favor Of Democratic Pluralism

~ TAODPAEDC-N‘F’MA ~ The America Of Democratic Pluralism And Equality Defeated Communism – Not “Free” Market America

~ TCSOTSPWNACOAAS-IWTCOAEITEEETS ~ The Consequent Suffering Of The Soviet People Was Not A Consequence Of An Activist State – It Was The Consequence Of An Extremist Ideology That Excluded Everything Except The State

~ AESCRVOALASHMTCTCAAOBSAMP-ATEOTNSAMCTSACE ~ An Economic System Can Remain Viable Only As Long As Society Has Mechanisms To Counter The Concentration And Abuse Of Both State And Market Power – And The Erosion Of The Natural, Social, And Moral Capital That Such Abuses Commonly Exacerbate

~ A True Market Economy – Features – Human-Scale Enterprise, Honest Money, Rooted Local Ownership, And A Framework Of Democratically Chosen Rules Intended To Maintain The Conditions Of Efficient Market Function – Including Equity And Cost Internalization

~ IOTCM-TIGRTCTPWASIFTDROTTRAIPTDTPI ~ Illusions Of The Cloud Minders – There Is Good Reason To Conclude That People Who Are So Isolated From The Daily Reality Of Those They Rule Are Ill Prepared To Define The Public Interest

~ CC ~ Corporate Colonialism

~ BEC-TINC-TIPT-TCAMAIFW ~ Building Elite Consensus – There Is No Conspiracy – Though In Practical Terms – The Consequences Are Much As If There Were

~ BOD-MCPR ~ Buying Out Democracy – Mobilizing Corporate Political Resources

~ CITC ~ Corporations In The Classroom

~ ITPM ~ If The Poor Mattered

~ TWHJALB ~ The World’s Highest Judicial And Legislative Body

~ GITCI ~ Governance In The Corporate Interest

~ TNCCINMACOIHFTWTOSC-IIACOCCBOTPOEI ~ The New Corporate Colonialism Is No More A Consequence Of Immutable Historical Forces Than Was The Old State Colonialism – It Is A Consequence Of Conscious Choices Based On The Pursuit Of Elite Interest

~ ARFS ~ A Rouge Financial System

~ DMFV ~ Delinking Money From Value

~ TGMM ~ The Great Money Machine

~ TDOTFSAIBMBCOTBOEMFWTSOORMAAPA ~ The Decisions Of The Financial System Are Increasingly Being Made By Computers On The Basis Of Esoteric Mathematical Formulas With The Sole Objective Of Replicating Money As A Pure Abstraction

~ TGFSHBAPPTLOTFOIH-TPE ~ The Global Financial System Has Become A Parasitic Predator That Lives Off The Flesh Of Its Host – The Productive Economy

~ PF ~ Predatory Finance

~ PFV ~ Profiting From Volatility

~ WOSR ~ Weeding Out Social Responsibility

~ NPFP ~ No Place For People

~ EBTSSOTM-WCUTLETWPIOM-A-OTELEGFSI ~ Entranced By The Siren Song Of The Market – We Consistently Undervalue The Life Energy That We Put Into Obtaining Money – And – Overvalue The Expected Life Energy Gains From Spending It

~ DTL ~ Disempowering The Local

~ TATS-WMRO‘GI’–TWWPTAITETWNBNRFR-TNZ ~ To Achieve True Sustainability – We Must Reduce Our “Garbage Index” – That Which We Permanently Throw Away Into The Environment That Will Not Be Naturally Recycled For Reuse – To Near Zero

~ MFODABHRGITSPTGFFTIHTPAST-WCDFI-LAOFOG-TCSAP-SBTRAHT ~ Many Forms Of Derivatives Are Basically High-Risk Gambling Instruments That Serve Primarily To Generate Fees For The Investment Houses That Package And Sell Them – While Creating Dangerous Financial Instability – Like Any Other Form Of Gambling – Their Creation, Sale, And Purchase – Should Be Tightly Regulated And Heavily Taxed

~ WRSGTPTGDCOTWF ~ Welfare Reform Should Give Top Priority To Getting Dependent Corporations Off The Welfare Rolls

~ EIETEPTCTEROTW ~ Extreme Inequality Enables The Economically Powerful To Colonize The Environmental Resources Of The Weak

~ AILPWBCAPE-AGI-MSC ~ An Idea Long Popular With Both Conservative And Progressive Economists – A Guaranteed Income – Merits Serious Consideration

~ FCRTCS ~ From Corporate Rule To Civil Society

~ TE-WOGIPSE-TCTCOTCGE-NMBPB-WABOMP ~ The Elites – Who Once Gathered In Peaceful, Secluded Elegance – To Chart The Course Of The Corporate Global Economy – Now Meet Behind Police Barricades – With A Backdrop Of Mass Protests

~ TGFSHBEMSSAU ~ The Global Financial System Has Become Even More Short-Sighted And Unstable

~ CIC ~ Casinos In Cyberspace

~ DFS ~ Democracy For Sale

~ THASOPANITOTMOP ~ The Health And Security Of People And Nature Is The Only True Measure Of Prosperity

~ FATFOCJITUS-IISTNOSACOCC-AIIFOASTMMSCSPBC ~ For All The Current Focus On Criminal Justice In The United States – It Is Striking That No Official Statistics Are Compiled On Corporate Crime – Although It Is Flourishing On A Scale That Makes Most Street Crime Seem Petty By Comparison

~ TCFOR ~ The Changing Face Of Resistance

~ TTFOOSDM ~ Taking The Fun Out Of Secret Deal Making

~ RO-RI ~ Reaching Out – Redefining Issues

~ TOBMALTFPBASTISTF-TWY-AATTNFDTC-A-TFTIRWDOTL ~ Tired Of Being Manipulated And Lied To For Profit By A System That Is Stealing Their Future – The World’s Youth – Are Awakening To The Need For Deep Transformative Change – And – The Fact That Its Realization Will Depend On Their Leadership

~ STD ~ Slowing The Damage

~ BA ~ Building Alternatives

~ FCCTPA ~ From Cultural Consciousness To Political Action

~ TLDM-MPNBIITACOTF-BBTQOLOE ~ The Living Democracy Movement – Measures Progress Not By Increases In The Aggregate Consumption Of The Few – But By The Quality Of Life Of Everyone

~ AC ~ Awakening Consciousness

~ CJ ~ Culture Jamming

~ TPOSTFVIAIWTHLFOPAPACRIIWD ~ The Pursuit Of Short-Term Financial Values Is As Incompatible With The Healthy Living Function Of People And Planet As Corporate Rule Is Incompatible With Democracy

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