Corporation Nation by Charles Derber
How Corporations are Taking Over Our Lives -- and What We Can Do About It

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Foreword by Ralph Nader. In Corporation Nation Derber addresses the unchecked power of today’s corporations to shape the way we work, earn, buy, sell, and think—the very way we live. Huge, far-reaching mergers are now commonplace, downsizing is rampant, and our lines of communication, news and entertainment media, jobs, and savings are increasingly controlled by a handful of global—and unaccountable—conglomerates. We are, in effect, losing our financial and emotional security, depending more than ever on the whim of these corporations. But it doesn’t have to be this way, as this book makes clear. Just as the original Populist movement of the nineteenth century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends that a new, positive populism can help the U.S. workforce regain its self-control.

Drawing on core sociological concepts and demonstrating the power of the sociological imagination, he calls for revisions in our corporate system, changes designed to keep corporations healthy while also making them answerable to the people. From rewriting corporate charters to altering consumer habits, Derber offers new aims for businesses and empowering strategies by which we all can make a difference.
 

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Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Charles Derber is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. His op-eds, essays, and interviews have appeared in "NewsdayHis op-eds, essays, and interviews have appeared in "Newsday", "The Boston Globe", "Newsweek", "Business Week", "Time", ", "The Boston Globe", "Newsweek", "Business Week", "Time", and other magazines. He speaks frequently on "National Publiand other magazines. He speaks frequently on "National Public Radio", on talk radio, and on television. His internationac Radio", on talk radio, and on television. His internationally acclaimed books have been reviewed by "The New York Timelly acclaimed books have been reviewed by "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", and many othes", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", and many other media sources. He recently published "Greed to Green: Solvr media sources. He recently published "Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy" (Paradigm 2010)ing Climate Change and Remaking the Economy" (Paradigm 2010). .
 
Published October 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 384 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Instead, the professor’s sermon considers and reconsiders what he calls “positive populism.” This new version of an old idea is global, embracing labor, grassroots community groups, multiculturalism, and the environmentalist agenda in a broad movement where corporations must serve people, not the...

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Derber begins with a useful, somewhat polemical survey of growing corporate power, synthesizing and critiquing thinkers such as William Greider and John Kenneth Galbraith and occasionally being unable to resist calling the replacement of workers with contractors ""job genocide."" He reminds us th...

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