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The Resource Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead, David Rothkopf

Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead, David Rothkopf

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Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead
Title
Power, Inc.
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the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead
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David Rothkopf
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Power Incorporated
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eng
Summary
  • Traces the rise of private power while explaining that thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states, predicting struggles between major capitalist interests that are introducing new visions about how the world should work
  • The world's largest company, Wal-Mart stores, has revenues higher than the GDP of all but twenty-five of the world's countries. Its employees outnumber the populations of almost a hundred nations. The world's largest asset manager, a secretive New York company called BlackRock, controls assets greater than the national reserves of any country on the planet. A private philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spends as much worldwide on health care as the World Health Organization. The rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. In this book the author provides a look at how we have reached a point where thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states. Beginning with the story of an inquisitive Swedish goat wandering off from its master and inadvertently triggering the birth of one of the oldest companies still in existence, Power, Inc. follows the rise and fall of kings and empires, the making of great fortunes, and the chaos of bloody revolutions. A fast-paced tale in which champions of liberty are revealed to be paid pamphleteers of moneyed interests and greedy scoundrels trigger changes that lift billions form deprivation, Power, Inc. traces a bruising jockeying for influence right up to today's financial crises, growing inequality, broken international financial system, and battles over the proper role of government and markets. The author argues that these recent developments, coupled with the rise of powers like China and India, may not lead to the triumph of American capitalism that was celebrated just a few years ago. Instead, he considers an unexpected scenario, a contest among competing capitalisms offering different visions for how the world should work, a global ideological struggle in which European and Asian models may have advantages. An important look at the power struggle that is defining our times, the book also offers critical insights into how to navigate the tumultuous years ahead
Summary
Traces the rise of private power while explaining that thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states, predicting struggles between major capitalist interests that are introducing new visions about how the world should work
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10075187
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DLC
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1955-
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Rothkopf, David J.
Dewey number
322/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2350.8
LC item number
.R68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Big business
  • Business and politics
  • Industrial policy
  • Capitalism
  • Big business
  • Business and politics
  • Capitalism
  • Industrial policy
  • Politique économique
  • Business and politics
  • Industrial policy
  • Capitalism
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adult
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the epic rivalry between big business and government-- and the reckoning that lies ahead
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Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead, David Rothkopf
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-416) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The goat with the red horns -- 1288: the battles that gave birth to modernity -- 1648: the beginning of the great leveling -- 1776: two revolutions -- What makes a state a state? -- How the rule of law backfired -- Beyong borders -- The coin of whose realm? -- The decline of force -- Supercitizens and semi-states -- Competing capitalisms
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ocn740628874
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780374533670
Lccn
2011036672
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)740628874
Label
Power, Inc. : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead, David Rothkopf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The goat with the red horns -- 1288: the battles that gave birth to modernity -- 1648: the beginning of the great leveling -- 1776: two revolutions -- What makes a state a state? -- How the rule of law backfired -- Beyong borders -- The coin of whose realm? -- The decline of force -- Supercitizens and semi-states -- Competing capitalisms
Control code
ocn740628874
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780374533670
Lccn
2011036672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)740628874

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