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PROLOGUEIn Search of the Possible

Man, when he entered life, the Father gave the seeds of every kind and every way of life possible. Whatever seeds each man sows and cultivates will grow and bear him their proper fruit.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1486)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

In 1995, I observed in the prologue to When Corporations Rule the World that everywhere I went I found an almost universal sense among ordinary people that the institutions on which they depended were failing them. Rising poverty and unemployment, inequality, violent crime, broken families, and environmental deterioration all contributed to a growing ...

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