By Ralph Nader, Charles Derber

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Publish yr note: First released 1998.
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Foreword via Ralph Nader.
In company country Derber addresses the unchecked strength of today’s organizations to form the best way we paintings, earn, purchase, promote, and think—the very approach we are living. large, far-reaching mergers are actually standard, downsizing is rampant, and our traces of conversation, information and leisure media, jobs, and rate reductions are more and more managed via a handful of global—and unaccountable—conglomerates. we're, in impression, wasting our monetary and emotional protection, based greater than ever at the whim of those organisations. however it doesn’t need to be this fashion, as this e-book makes transparent. simply because the unique Populist stream of the 19th century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends new, confident populism may help the U.S. team regain its self-control.

Drawing on center sociological techniques and demonstrating the facility of the sociological mind's eye, he demands revisions in our company approach, adjustments designed to maintain organisations fit whereas additionally making them answerable to the folks. From rewriting company charters to changing buyer conduct, Derber bargains new goals for companies and empowering concepts in which all of us could make a distinction.

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