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Corporatocracy

Poster City of Abandonment

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Robert Koehler

It's long been one of the country's designated loser cities, beginning in the 1960s, when change hit it hard. The phrase at the time was "urban blight," a social cancer with unexamined causes that, in the ensuing years, has gotten progressively worse.

Spectator Wars

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We will never get to the business of choosing a peaceful future until we declare war obsolete, and that will never happen until we are able to look squarely at what we ourselves have done as a nation over the years, and what we're doing right now.

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

GAIAM TV | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
GAIAM TV

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

Voting: Transcending the Wedge Issue That Divides Democracy Activists

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The real problem for those of us who care about democracy is the lack of bipartisanship between voter and nonvoter democracy activists, who often flail out at one another and then can't come together on democracy battlefields where they actually have a chance to create something closer to democracy.

The Corporatocracy Is the 1 Percent

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

Antagonizing the state as the sole culprit for our grievances is disingenuous. When the people lead, our leaders will have no choice but to follow.

Paul Ryan, American Values and Corporatocracy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Sachs

Congressman Ryan describes my book as anti-American in its values. He is wrong: my book describes how we can restore politics to the true mainstream, rescuing democracy from the clutches of corporate power that Ryan champions in deeds if not in words.

Could Egypt Become the World's Most Advanced Democracy?

Keith Harrington | Posted 08.12.2011 | World
Keith Harrington

True democracy will fail to emerge in Egypt unless its people turn their attention to one critical factor that is going largely ignored amidst all the transitional hubbub -- the economy.

The Missing Piece in the Battle for U.S. Democracy

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

In America, "corporatocracy" has transformed into something closer to democracy. We must acknowledge the reality that for millions of Americans, subjugation has in fact resulted in mental slavery.

The Myth of U.S. Democracy and the Reality of U.S. Corporatocracy

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The truth is that the U.S. is neither a democracy, nor a republic. Americans are ruled by a corporatocracy: a partnership of "too-big-to-fail" corporations, wealthy elite and government officials.

The Global Message of Egypt

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Perkins

The youthful energy that spread from Tunisia into and across Egypt should inspire us all to reign in corporatocracy.

Disappointed in the Elections? Or Not? Think Again!

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

The elections are over -- and you're probably disappointed. Republicans may have appeared to have won, but in fact everyone who believes in a government of, for, and by the people lost this one.

Our Historic Stand Against the Bank Cabal's Coalition of Darkness

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Perspective's hard to come by in the heat of the moment, but it's already clear that this week's election is profoundly important. The forces of smal...

Tea Party Hypocrisy: The New Taxation Without Representation

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

If the right wins in the kind of blood bath that is predicted for the House in November, welcome to the United States of the Koch Brothers.

Changing Politics as Usual: Why We Need Andrew Romanoff, the Grassroots Choice

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Obama supporters are being told that they should support the "president's choice" for Colorado's U.S. Senate seat, and that it is good that Bennet collects huge sums of corporate money.

Monopoly Corporatocracy Replaces Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to make George W. Bush President allow large corporations to spend as much as needed to place their candidates in offi...

Leaders Should be Elected, Not Anointed

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The corporate party line is that Bennet is in the Senate now, has amassed power (and big corporate bucks), so woe betide anyone who would consider challenging him in a primary.

Maybe We Really Do Want Government to Make the Decisions

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Before deciding whether or not government should make decisions let's look at the alternative. Not enough consideration is given to the real question: if We, the People don't make decisions, then who does?

Susan Boyle: The Diamond in the Rough

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Iris Erlingsdottir

Now that the secret's out, I fear that the corporate powers will try to polish Susan up to fit into their mold.

Corporate Profit Continues to Define Health Care Reform & the U.S. Race to the Bottom

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Doctors and hospitals must maintain costly administrative staffs to deal with the bureaucracy. Inflated administration consumes one-third (31 percent) of Americans' health dollars.

"Fisherma'am" Proposes 28th Amendment: Separation Of Corporation And State

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Every so often an idea comes along that rings with such clarity and purpose that it ignites the imaginations of millions of people. That spark of exci...