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 |