The Corporation The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (E–pub)


How to Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: The No Bs Guide for Men lUsiness that now dominates the modern economy 1 Emerging in theate 16th century joint stock companies drew concerns over Ponzi scheme speculation Classical economists worried about the separation of management directors managers from ownership shareholders which differed from business partnerships where few wealthy owners pool resources and also manage 2 Joint stock companies gained acceptance from being able to pool the resources reuired for increasingly arge scale projects during steam powered industrialization Eager to read Fossil Capital The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming3 19th century US railway construction by the robber barons established a national market for company securities that included middle class investors 4 Mid 19th century saw enactment of Limited Liability to protect investors from the risk of company debt However publicly traded corporations were still rare5 1890s saw a drastic transformation New Jersey and Delaware changed state aws to attract corporations Corporations no Peter longer needed narrowly defined purposesimited duration operate in particular Empty Your Cup: Why We Have Low Self-Esteem and How Mindfulness Can Help (Self-Compassion Book 1) locations controls on mergersacuisitions6 End of 19th century with growing diluted shareholders corporations were granted the status ofegal personhood 1886 Supreme Court ruling confirmed 14th Amendment rights for corporations7 Early 20th century mergers Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best Practice (Bids, Tenders Proposals: Winning Business Through Best) led to a publicegitimacy crisis The corporate response was public relations to create the image of corporate human values Similarly the Great Depression prompted the image of corporate responsibility 8 The 1973 OPEC oil shock and stagflation Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation led to the response of neoliberalismaws GATT WTO and technology transportation communication allowed corporate globalization to smash domestic abor Note technology is not neutral in its application America by Design Science Technology and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism Note connecting neoliberalism with Wall Street financialization and the collapse of Third World industrialization is crucial The Global Minotaur America the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy The Darker Nations A People s History of the Third World Ch2 Business as Usual Useful examples of the conseuences of the corporate bottom ine the best interest of the corporation principle where the shareholders are egally entitled to have their corporation run on maximizing profits above all else psychopathic self interest Thus Enron s Ponzi scheme is hardly the exception Also unpacking corporate philanthropy ex Pfizer the use of compartmentalization by human participants etc Ch3 The Externalizing Machine You cannot comprehend the totality of capitalism without understanding cost cutting externalities from polluting the environment to unpaid reproductive abor to exploiting the cheapest Die Neurobiologie des Glücks: Wie die Positive Psychologie die Medizin verändert (German Edition) labor globally to the social costs of insecure and inadeuateabor markets Capitalism is run on profit Thus to survive and succeed you must cut costs The neoclassical propagandized assumption is progressive innovations in technology and organization cut costs However in the real world it is often easiest to simply move the costs off your plate to make it external Given the power imbalance regulators and consumers will always be many steps behind in catching these hidden costs Meditieren mit Musik und Klngen: Inspiration Nada Yoga let alone addressing them Given the corporation segal mandate to profit they are compelled to break regulatory MasterCases in Spine Surgery laws because it is often cost effective the profits outweigh the risk of trivial fines For capitalism s assault on the planet see Facing the Anthropocene Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System Further corporations can collect extensive criminal records without scrutiny while shareholders and managers are protected fromegal iability Ch4 Democracy Ltd One dollar one vote is not one person one vote and will silently suffocate the atter with Keepers Compendium liberal privatization or during crises smash theatter with fascism Thus we read about capitalism s connections with fascism from doing business with fascists to America s very own fascist corporate coup plot against FDR Business Plot Not detailed here but fascism the attempt by state capitalism to blame its attempt by State Capitalism to blame its socioeconomic contradictions vulnerable groups Blackshirts and Reds Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism And the Weak Suffer What They Must Europe s Crisis and America s Economic Future Discourse on Colonialism Ch5 Corporations Unlimited the spread of corporate psychopathy via privatization and marketing Ch6 Reckoning protests against the corporate takeover The State has not The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] lost power the power has been redistributed to favor corporations Since the State still grants the following to corporations they can be challengedrevoked 1 Legal personhood2 Limited Liability3 Legal mandate for profit4 Protection property rightsThe Missing The author makes it clear that non Government reforms are often a gift for corporations as they are non binding byaw thus the enforcement is even weaker than egal regulations While the author does not say it a Marxist proletariat takeover of the State is an obvious theoretical route Follow up topics not discussed1 Economic Rent bankers with usurious debtinterest payments andlords with and rents monopolists with extortionary fees this was the rentier feudalism that Classical economists wanted to free the market from The vested interests reversed this with Neoclassical economics which avoids economic rent See Killing the Host How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy 2 Finance the ultimate economic rent seekers capitalism s profit accumulation has reuired many adaptations in investment and debt So what does it mean for most of Banking To Be Private to be private profit The Public Bank Solution From Austerity to Prosperity Where Does Money Come From A Guide To The Uk Monetary And Banking System3 Economic democracy even when workers take control of the State how does the proletariat State wither away We need to talk about worker co operatives owned and operated to re envision the abor market automation and democracy at the workplace 4 Global division of Psychologische Homöopathie. labor Imperialism this book focuses on the Anglo American sphere as the history of the corporation details Much can be written about the pillaging and rent seeking of global division ofabor China plays a curious role in its State planning and control over its own Finance while being a crucial part in global capitalism How does the rest of the world envision the future The Poorer Nations A Possible History of the Global South Psychopathic This book despite being a decade old now is still utterly damming in its analysis of the ruling institutions that dominate our society The fact that when Bakan and others note of how in history corporations have flirted with authoritarian regimes is especially chilling especially the Plot to overthrow Roosevelt with a fascist dictator given today s political climate in AmericaI worry immensely for our species sometimesThis book should make you worry as well. Despite its flawed character from The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you legal constraints through deregulation and granted it ever greater authority over society through privatizationBut Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far reaching program of achievable reforms throughegal regulation and democratic controlFeaturing in depth interviews with such wide ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman business guru Peter Drucker and cultural critic Noam Chomsky The Corporation is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students CEOs whistle blowers power brokers pawns pundits and politicians ali. A critical examination of the nature of the modern corporation2 February 2013 I guess I discovered this book after watching the documentary movie of the same name though I suspect that the book was based upon the movie normally such movies tend to spawn books which explore the topics that the movie explores in greater detail The corporation itself is a dichotomy namely because despite what is wrong with these entities Bakan proves that they have all of the characteristics of a psychopath these entities are also responsible for our current Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain lifestyle To be honest to remove the economic institutions we have today and return to the era of the cottage industry and theocal store owner will drive up prices and undermine our R High Performance Programming luxuriousifestyles which will also be the result of doing nothing That does not necessarily mean that it is good for us to ive the uxurious Scala for Java Developers lifestyles that we areiving in the west particularly since our The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur lifestyles as all in history whoive such extravagant Vermeer to Eternity lives are supported by slavery While they may not be slaves in theiteral sense they are slaves in the economic sense Heaven to Betsy living oness than two dollars a day and working extra ordinary hours in horrendous conditions Despite the fact that many of the senior executives of these corporations as well as the shareholders which include any of us who have a pension fund pretend that they don t know how these goods are being made or the conditions that the workers are working in in reality as is demonstrated in The Big One where Michael Moore asks Phillip Knight of Nike to go with him to Indonesia to see the conditions of the factories that the shoes are produced in an invitation which Phillip Knight politely declines we all wish to remain wilfully blind to the reality of what is going on namely because we don t actually want to give anything up and the that we have the So B. It less we want to give up Granted while I may not own a car and resist the temptation to buy things that I do not need I stillive a rather Cabaret luxuriousife and the fact that I can jump on a plane and fly to Europe and back is a testament to that There are people that I work with that to them such an adventure is ittle than a pipe dream and I am not even earning big bucks This is because I have no dependants and ittle debt I have a much higher disposable income than many other people that I work with even those who hold higher positions than I do There are a few things that come out of this book or I should say the movie because that is what I am writing from though I have read the book that I wish to explore and one of them is the corporation as the externalising machine Externalisation is the art of making something somebody else s problem despite the fact that you are the cause of that problem For example when a corporation dumps all of its toxic waste into the river and ets the government and the community deal with it then it is externalising waste management When it is too expensive to actually deal with the waste properly and the aws that prevent the corporation from dumping the wast are weak or even non existent then the most cost effective way to deal with waste is to externalise it that is dump it into the river and make it somebody else s problem Labour is another thing that is externalised and one way to do that is to contract out certain areas so that the corporation can cut back on Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice labour costs and not have to feel responsible for how products are used In fact where in the past a corporation was defined by what it made and in turn sold this is pretty much disappearing as we speak Nike do not make shoes they contract that out to some sweatshop in Indonesia which is not even owned by them Instead they buy the shoes and then sell the shoes either direct to the consumer or through an intermediary As such Nike is noonger a manufacturer of shoes they are simply a brand that makes money by being a middle man However it is not even that by contracting En plein coeur labour to the sweatshops that the product becomes cheaper The price of the product actually stays the same it is just the profit that the corporation makes increases and even then there is no guarantee that the shareholders will ever see any of that profit Instead they will keep the profits which no doubt will result in an increased share price and even then the shareholder must know when to sell which is nigh impossible to maximise their investment What we need is not to get rid of the corporations because at heart we need them to be able to maintain our extravagantifestyles However what we need is a paradigm shift within ourselves and within Our Society We Have To Begin To Learn To Be society We have to begin to The Bookshop on the Shore learn to be withess The Socialists are right when they say that even if we Dance Real Slow live in a countryike Australia we must still remain vigilant The Art of Memoir less the freedoms and theaws that we have here are undermined by corporate greed However how many of us The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life live in houses with electricity and how many of us watch television Can we go without ouraptops or our mobile devices It is because we desire these things that the corporations remain in control Granted these devices make our ives easier but at what cost Even if climate change is not a man made phenomena the pollution that is spewed into the air and the toxins that are pumped into our water supply are having a significant impact upon the world in which we ive and to be honest with you it is unsustainable we may wonder if it is unsustainable We may wonder if has ever been a similar period in history like our own and my answer is that on one hand there hasn t been one but our own and my answer is that on one hand there hasn t been one but another there has The period I point to is that of the mid to ater Roman Empire where people were iving such PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition luxuriousives that they blinded themselves to the ecological destruction that they were causing It is not simply that either because inflation was running rampant and while the rich were getting richer the basic necessities of Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography life were unreachable by the masses Rome ended up collapsing and with it creating a dark age of epic proportions and that is something that we are even now alsoooking at This is the companion book to the excellent documentary called unsurprisingly The Corporation The documentary to be honest is fun and has a attuned sense of humor which is refreshing The book tends to be a The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, little drier and feels rushed at times as if Bakan is trying to get the point across as uickly as possible and with asittle depth as possible Which is fine Let s face it if you re reading this book in the first place much of what is in it will seem familiar or even redundant It s of a basic outline of how shitty corporations are for people who might still not uite understand that For me it s value ies in showing the ayfolk of the and that their anger directed usually at people of differing pigmentation plain damn dumb andor deity iffy at best is misdirected down It should be pointed up One of Cambridge Sustainability s Top 50 Books for Sustainability as voted for by our alumni network of over 3000 senior eaders from around the world To find The inspiration for the film that won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary The Corporation contends that the corporation is created by The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl law to function muchike a psychopathic personality whose destructive behavior if unchecked Exile and Pilgrim leads to scandal and ruinOver theast 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world’s dominant economic institution Eminent Canadian aw professor and egal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people Ut click hereThe Corporation begins by reminding us that originally corporations meaning Hannah Montana: The Movie large Anglo American publicly traded businesses were established with the explicit purpose of serving the public good enshrined in a charter withiable shareholders Today however corporations have a egal obligation to pursue profits above all else which becomes a pathological ie valueless mission that overrides the values of the individual executives working for corporations or the values of societyBakan explains that the nature of the corporation changed when the US Supreme Court ruled that a corporation should have the same rights as individuals thus making it a egal person However it is a person with no moral conscience and an exclusive focus on the benefits of shareholders This results in a pattern of social costs imposed by bsuiness in exchange for private gains for its executives and owners Corporations have psychopathic personalities That part was hilarious and insightful at the same time This is a brisk read and absolutely essential for understanding the motivations and weaknesses of the world s most powerful institution the modern corporation Although this book and corresponding documentary was released back in 2004 it obviously is still massively relevant given the credit crunch and banking collapses of Bear Sterns Lehman Bros and RBS ast year caused by putting corporate profit before all elseA corporation has only one goal to make a profit for its shareholders Corporations using shareholders money for any other reason is actually against the aw Companies who apparently are doing business for the benefit of others the 3rd world the environment are only doing so because it makes the company a profit It is a corporation s LEGAL reuirement to stop such activities when they start to become unprofitable Think about that the next time you see an advert for Exxon Mobile and their algae or free drug donations by Pfizer to the 3rd worldLegally a corporation is treated as an individual which came about when trying to protect the shareholders from iability However this affords high ranking members of corporation s massive protection when it comes to egal disputes as their decisions were taken with the profitability of the corporation in mind And because a corporation s only Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts legal reuirement is to make money those members of the board had no choice And who can be to blame when a company s actions causes untold harmCorporations are massively under regulated and the beginnings of corporations running public utilities such as water gas electricity is a frightening turn to take given howittle control governments have over them It ironic that Corporations are egal a person because according to psychological definitions their behaviour self centred self obsessed narcissistic and pathological would be considered psychopathicIt s a powerful frightening book A striking and unhinging social commentary on the ruthless person egally that is the modern day corporation this book A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli looks at the corruption behind those big bright names we ve come to know and trust as well as companies we ve come to fearike Monsanto Like the haunting film of the same name The Corporation is sure to make both consumers and capitalists alike aware of the world around them It is no secret that nearly all human societies including our present societies favor the rich and powerful at the expense of everyone elseThe dominant institution for implementing this type of exploitation today is the corporation Corporations get politicians elected take over our minds with advertising dump pollution into our environment and routinely commit crime upon crimeThe basic Premise of this book is fairly simple Corporations are not run by evil people but are systematically designed in such a way that harming and exploiting people is a necessary component of their operation Corporations are created to maximize profit and minimize cost Corporations are The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life) legally bound to put profit above all other concerns These claims are backed up by an enormous amount ofegal dataThe second point is that currently Businesses are insufficiently regulated and not remotely penalized severely enough for their crimes This means that given that their structure is to maximize profit they will ie cheat fraud and harm consumers and employees as this is in the ong run the most profitable courseWhat is the solution to this A rethinking of and egal rewrite of the purpose and function of a corporation Instead of merely a profit making machine a corporation the #Author Argues Should Be Highly # argues should be highly and subject to severe penalties when it violates the aw Further social responsibility must be Vegas Vacation (Destination: Desire, legally written into the charter of a corporation and the common good not merely profit must be part of their tasks as a social institutionOnly by so re creating the corporation and its structures can we remove the horrible harms corporations do and make them a force for good rather than a force for harm and destructionAs we celebrate the workers of the world this May Dayet us no only honor their abor and speak out for their rights et us also come to understand the systemic problem of the corporate structure which keeps them exploitedIf we are to have true rights for working people then we must restructure the corporate machine into something very differe This book is one of my favorites I ve owned for it only a month and yet it is notationed and dog earred and full of smudge prints from where I pointed to particular paragraphs and said Yes just ike thatI d ike to buy a copy of this book for every friend family member and neighbor who istens to our town council meetings on our one radio station when a foreign mining company comes to town to make assurances that they should ignore the risks of cyanide spill and increased barge traffic that could potentially destory a salmon run that has sustained a culture for thousands of years Some of my favorite phrases were market fundamentalism and its facilitation of deregulation and privatization the expanding role of the state in protecting corporations from citizens socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor rationalized greed and mandated selfishness and the co optation of government

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businessIt s to be read And it of government by businessIt s written to be read And it uickly I couldn t recommend it Corporations 101 in the end the Frankenstein esue Corporation is still a egal entity created and maintained by awsThe Good The documentary version has been my accessible yet critical intro for unpacking modern capitalism esp to watch in a group I decided to review the book version for details and a different pacepresentation style Ch1 The Corporation s Rise to Dominance Most people are uncomfortable with corporations but cannot imagine alternatives So et us start by examining how we got here to see the struggles and opportunities As the author is a aw professor this first chapter sets the stage the history of the corporation focusing on the arge Anglo American publicly traded Nd societiesIn this revolutionary assessment of the history character and globalization of the modern business corporation Bakan backs his premise with the following observations The corporation’s egally defined mandate is to pursue relentlessly and without exception its own economic self interest regardless of the harmful conseuences it might cause to others The corporation’s unbridled self interest victimizes individuals society and when it goes awry even shareholders and can cause corporations to self destruct as recent Wall Street scandals reveal Governments have freed the corporation. The Corporation The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power


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