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

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INTRODUCTIONCapitalism and the Suicide Economy

Perhaps the greatest threat to freedom and democracy in the world today comes from the formation of unholy alliances between government and business. This is not a new phenomenon. It used to be called fascism. . . . The outward appearances of the democratic process are observed, but the powers of the state are diverted to the benefit of private interests.

—GEORGE SOROS, international financier

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

—JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Twenty years ago, When Corporations Rule the World sounded a global alarm: The consolidation of power in a global economy ruled by corporations poses a growing threat to markets, democracy, humans, and ...

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