Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Corpocracy revisited

My book Corpocracy was a sleeper.  It got very little notice but I consistently hear from people who've read it and been influenced by it.  It was an important book for me:  yes, it was still largely about business and governance but it was also about democratic capitalism and the growing power of corporations.  More political, perhaps, than others I've written but the issues I've raised seemed to have only gotten worse in the five years since I wrote it.

Recently, out-of-the-blue, an article quoting Corpocracy appeared in the Glenwood Springs (CO) Post Independent.  Mary Boland's piece, "Modern corporate monsters," is about corporate power over our political process.  Monsters isn't a word that I've used but Mary's article gets at the heart of what we're dealing with: the demise of democratic capitalism and the rise of unfettered corporate power. 

You can read Corpocracy on this site -- of course, it's available from Amazon and other booksellers, too.  Let me know if you read it -- I think there's still a lot of value in there and I look forward to discussing it with you.

June 15, 2011 in accountability , Corporate Power , Citizens United , corporate speech  |  3 comments  | 

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Posted by Bob Monks on Jun 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM
Lauren--

Looking back I\'ve come to believe the primary message of the book is business/corporate dominion over government. But the magnitude of the problem has grown even since the book was published.
Posted by Tim Lewis on Jun 16, 2011 at 4:59 AM
This book inspired me to undertake my post graduate degree in Corporate Governance at Birkbeck College in London. Thank you.
Posted by Lauren Kinsey on Jun 15, 2011 at 1:43 PM
I'm reading it right now. I'm on page 218. I'm learning so much from it. I'm looking forward to writing a blog post about it, and using that as a way to help me further digest the ideas in it. I feel like I need to read it a few time to really absorb everything. What part of it do you feel is most important for us to connect with what is happening today?
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