When Corporations Ruled the World

David C. Korten

Seriously researched and documented exposé on the emerging global system of big business. The march of the multinational monoliths has become a threat to long-term human interests, the author demonstrates. It’s one of the underlying causes of the world’s social, economic, environmental and political crises. “The corporation is a true Frankenstein’s monster—an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own selfless soul.” The world’s 500 largest corporations, which employ only 0.05 of 1 percent of the world’s population, control 25 percent of the world’s economic output, and gobble up more each day. They’re already fatter than most whole countries. It’s the corporation as rogue shark; the people and the planet—chum. GR

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Hardback: 374 pages