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When Corporations Rule the World, 3rd Edition by David C. Korten

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CHAPTER 10Buying Out Democracy

Funds generated by business (by which I mean profits, funds in business foundations and contributions from individual businessmen) must rush by multimillions to the aid of liberty . . . to funnel desperately needed funds to scholars, social scientists, writers, and journalists who understand the relationship between political and economic liberty.

—WILLIAM SIMON,former secretary of the US Treasury Department

Before NAFTA we thought corporations could only buy Southern governments. Now we see they also buy Northern governments.

—IGNACIO PEÓN ESCALANTE,Mexican Action Network on Free Trade

US corporations entered the 1970s besieged by a rebellious anti-consumerist youth culture, a mushrooming environmental and product ...

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