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Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom...and What You Can Do about It

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Enron. Tyco. Arthur Andersen. These companies have turned "corporate" into a four-letter word as headline after headline reveals shocking stories of executives stealing money from investors.

But money isn't all that corporations steal. In Corporateering, Jamie Court shows how corporations routinely and quietly rob us of our personal freedoms, including privacy, security, the right to legal recourse, and more. In fact, "corporateering"-the act of prioritizing commercial gain over individual, social, or cultural gain-is everywhere in our lives.

Court offers empowering strategies for counter-corporateering so we can reclaim our private lives, our right to health and safety, and other personal liberties.

Review:

"Court's arguments are compelling and debate worthy, but he doesn't offer much in the way of prescriptive solutions....His goal is to teach readers how to see corporateering's effects and speak its name aloud, and in that, he succeeds." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Voice mail hell, credit card rate bait-and-switches, television commercials playing at the urinal. In this book Jamie Court shows how such everyday 'corporateering' springs from the same assumptions and strategies that led to the fire sales on stock at Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and so on. This book teaches you how to see the invisible hand of the corporation, and the finger is pointing at you." Michael Moore, from the foreword

Synopsis:

Provides practical advice on steps individuals can take to initiate change in abusive corporate practices.

Synopsis:

Argues that corporations infringe upon personal freedoms as they prioritize commercial gain over individual, social, or cultural gain.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-313) and index.

About the Author

Jamie Court is the executive director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Santa Monica, California, and the co-author of Making a Killing: HMOs and the Threat to Your Health. He has helped to pioneer patients' rights laws in states around the country.

Table of Contents

Meet the Invisible Hand — Seeing Corporateering — Removing Accountability to the Individual — The Logic of Making Corporations Count More Than Individuals — The Means of Control — Capturing Justice, Education, and Community — Workers of the World Incorporate — Indebted to the Corporation — Selling the Free Press and the Public Interest — Global Corporateering — Counter-Corporateering — Countering Corporateering.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585422289
Foreword:
Moore, Michael
Publisher:
Tarcher
Author:
Court, Jamie
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Social responsibility of business
Subject:
Privacy, right of
Subject:
Consumer protection
Subject:
Freedom of information
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Success
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
107-285
Publication Date:
20040617
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.68x5.50x1.09 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9781585422289 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Court's arguments are compelling and debate worthy, but he doesn't offer much in the way of prescriptive solutions....His goal is to teach readers how to see corporateering's effects and speak its name aloud, and in that, he succeeds."
"Review" by , "Voice mail hell, credit card rate bait-and-switches, television commercials playing at the urinal. In this book Jamie Court shows how such everyday 'corporateering' springs from the same assumptions and strategies that led to the fire sales on stock at Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and so on. This book teaches you how to see the invisible hand of the corporation, and the finger is pointing at you."
"Synopsis" by , Provides practical advice on steps individuals can take to initiate change in abusive corporate practices.
"Synopsis" by , Argues that corporations infringe upon personal freedoms as they prioritize commercial gain over individual, social, or cultural gain.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-313) and index.
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