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I toiled for many years over the research for and the writing of my book, The Devil's Marriage: Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch. I had the time to do it after retiring from working in the retail industry, the insurance industry, the manufacturing industry, university teaching, the not-for-profit research sector, and the U.S. government. In writing my book I also drew on my first-hand experiences with the fifth corpocracy since the 1970's, although I did not know the term "corpocracy" until 20 some years later.

I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and my Ph.D. in organizational psychology from The Ohio State University in 1963. I am a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

My doctoral dissertation was about personal and organizational values, a subject that still interests me very much because values influence human behavior and whether we live in a civilized society. Since retiring I have gone beyond my own field to delve into economics, history, humanism, moral philosophy, political science, public affairs, and theology. Learning more about these subjects also helped me to write The Devil's Marriage.

On December 28, 2011 I almost died from a massive heart attack but a beautiful, young and very skilled Danish cardiologist saved my life and I suffered no heart damage. Staring The Grim Reaper in the hooded face makes me appreciate even more my beautiful wife of over 50 years, my entire family, and life itself. It has not diminished my concern over how the corpocracy is ruining America and Americans. But I will need to slow down in my crusade against the corpocracy and will need help from other patriotic Americans ("my country, please do right and no wrong) who are activists, not passivists. Please see my site, www.uschamberofdemocracy.com. Any way in which you can help to promote the proposals presented there will be deeply appreciated.
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Gary

www.uschamberofdemocracy.com

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32 Articles, 0 Quick Links, 400 Comments, 1 Diaries, 1 Series, 1 Polls

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Thursday, January 16, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The U.S. Corpgress
(9 comments) Congress has been bought out by Corporate America. Getting elected and reelected requires “trolling for tricks” and once elected into the “Chambers of Ill Repute” their behavior nosedives even farther below the universal bottom line of behavior, most notably acquiescing to corporate touts and passing corporatized laws that need to be flushed and replaced by a few good laws serving the public’s interests.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Robed Injustice
(22 comments) This article reviews some landmark verdicts of injustice favoring Corporate America, recounts the true story of a "tobacco road lawyer" who got to wear the big robe and revived the then moribund corpocracy, and ends by spotlighting verdicts favoring the "perilous" industries.

Saturday, September 28, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Tyranny's Hush Money
(8 comments) The corpocracy, the collusion between corporations and government, is a tyranny that daily degrades the ruled at home and extends its rapacious and deadly grasp throughout the rest of the world. Yet there has been no rebellion against it at home and no serious retaliation from away. A major reason why is tyranny's hush money. This essay journeys through the land of hush money.

Monday, September 2, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Corporate Charades: Part 3. All the Rest
(12 comments) Take away all the corporate charades and see a corporate monster. It's far worse than just saying, "Look, the emperor wears no clothes." The monster is slowly devouring America and the world.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Corporate Charades: Part 2. Social responsibility programs
(2 comments) There are seven criteria or tests of corporate social responsibility. A corporation would have to meet all seven to be totally responsible. Anything less is corporate charades.

Thursday, August 22, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Corporate Charades: Introduction and Part 1. Ethics Programs
(2 comments) A corporation is made up of many parts. Some of them are charades. One of them is the corporate ethics program. This article is about it. Other articles will eventually follow on the other parts. The next essay will be about corporate social responsibility programs.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Inside the corpocracy: Big pharma and servile government
(2 comments) This article begins the second in a series that takes an inside snapshot of American industries along with their control of a servile government. The present article overviews the pharmaceutical industry along with a servile government that supports the industry in various ways. Additional overviews of the other components of the healthcare industry will be written next before going on to other industries.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America's Chronic War Habit
(7 comments) The aim of this short essay is to analyze America's chronic war habit, what its nature is, what sustains it, and what can be done to end it before it leads to America's destruction some time in this century.

Monday, March 18, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation. Part Six of Six-Part Series. Up Against Ominous Realities
(1 comments) This article shows how a real corporation might reform itself even though that may never happen because of ominous realities the model is up against. Some of those realities are reviewed. A few possible scenarios of what might happen if those realities are left to follow their course are pondered. Finally, a model of confrontation proposed for keeping any of those scenarios from happening is summarized.

Thursday, March 14, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
MOJO and Amnesty International: Two cases of acquiescence?
(1 comments) I was asked by MOJO and Amnesty International re "deadly drones" to "Urge the US government to follow the "rule book" on lethal force that already exists: international human-rights law and, in the exceptional circumstances where it applies, international humanitarian law as well." I replied with two sentences. I will not tell you what they were. You should have the opportunity just as I did for a spontaneous reaction.

Monday, March 11, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation: Part Five. Managing Total Performance Properly
(1 comments) We have been following so far in this series of six articles the building of a model corporation; one that is a small lowerarchy; is owned, governed and led responsibly; and has an uplifting culture. In this fifth article a final feature is added. In the model corporation and in a real corporation if it is to be a great one, total performance must be managed and managed properly.

Saturday, March 9, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation. Part Four: An Uplifting Organizational Culture
(1 comments) So far in this six-part series a model corporation has been described in comparison to real corporations as one that is shorter and smaller and is responsibly owned, governed and led. In this fourth article another required feature is added, an uplifting organizational culture, one that helps to lift up, not drag down the people within and their performance for the corporation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation. Part Three: Responsible Ownership, Governance, and Leadership
(1 comments) In the previous article a model corporation was described as one not being tall or big. In this article three more features are added; responsible ownership, governance, and leadership. Having a model of a great corporation matters if and when the opportunity arises.

Friday, March 1, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation. Part Two: Shorter and Smaller are Better
(1 comments) Why should a model corporation matter? Great corporations don't exist. One reason is that corporations get hand fed and pardoned by our government. Another is that they are too tall and big. Another is that they have several other bad features to be exposed in coming articles. Be patient. The last article in this series will wrap it all up nicely by telling why the first five articles matter one wit and what to do next.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Model Corporation: Part One. Introduction
(3 comments) If there were no corrupt corporations there would be no corpocracy, or the collusion between big corporations and big government. But corrupt corruptions in every industry are the norm, not the exception. Are there any truly great corporations doing business that could be role models? Can you name one? This article is the first of a series that describes what a model corporation would look like and do.

Sunday, January 20, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
An Inaugural Dream
(1 comments) If President Obama would give this second inaugural address the world could breathe a sigh of relief.

Friday, January 18, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A deadly monster. Part 3: How the war making triumvirate might be "pacified"
(12 comments) The current situation involving the military-industrial-security state is discussed in detail in this article.

Monday, December 31, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A deadly monster. Part 2: Its outmatched and divided opposition
(5 comments) America's military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate goes on killing, maiming and torturing while tolerating the fragmented opposition to it as a safety valve for preventing pressure to build for creating a really strong and unified opposition. The current status of antiwar, peace and nonviolent groups; foundations promoting peace and security, and social movements are briefly reviewed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A deadly monster: Part 1. An overview of the military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate
(7 comments) Peace through strength? Only if you believe in scary fairy tales. Security through domestic surveillance? Only if you believe in scary fairy tales. The deadly monster in this article is scary but not a fairy tale. It's America's very real, very costly, very destructive, very deadly military-national security, industrial, political triumvirate. This article, first of a trilogy gives an extensive overview of the monster.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Character flaws and circumstances in America's deadly warriors-in-chief
(18 comments) Do you know how many people have been killed by U.S. presidents' military interventions? Know why? If war is murder are our presidents surrogate murders? Is any war just? Can America's endless wars be ended for good? This article tackles those questions.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Antiwar organizations: Poll and Profiles
(1 comments) This writer would very much appreciate hearing from readers of my article, Always war: Fragmented antiwar groups need to unite, in OpEdNews.com, October 21, 2012. More specifically I would like to poll readers' opinions about antiwar foundations and NGOs. I would also like to enlist readers help in develop profiles of these organizations.

Sunday, October 21, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Always war: Fragmented antiwar groups need to unite
(3 comments) Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, and the War Resisters League epitomize the opposition to the wars of America's corpocracy. But its opposition is weak and divided. Moreover, no antiwar group has deep enough resources singly to end the war making. An open letter is sent to these three organizations proposing they unify the opposition, pool resources, and undertake the strategic reforms necessary to put America at peace.

Thursday, May 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
An unsent letter to the President's chief counterterrorism advisor
(3 comments) This article is an unsent letter reflecting moral disgust and questioning the President's chief counterterrorism advisor on his claims in a recent speech that drone strikes are efficacious, ethical, wise, and legal. A sent letter would be round filed by his staff before he ever saw it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"---cracy:" Its prefix makes a BIG difference
(3 comments) Where did the power of the people go? To the corpocracy did it flow. Where will democracy power go? Back to the people with this manifesto! This article explains the meaning of power in the context of democracy vs corpocracy and then presents a manifesto to truly patriotic Americans to exercise their democracy power against the corpocracy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The necessity and possibility of corporate reform: Part 2. Reform strategies
(3 comments) Part 1 (OpEdNews.com, March 20, 2012) ended by suggesting how watchdog groups can find scoundrels and saints among industries and their corporations. But watchdogs are just lapdogs if they only watch. In this Part 2 article some actual instigators of corporate reform are identified; potential instigators are high lighted; and suggestions are made on how to achieve corporate reform.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The necessity and possibility of corporate reform: Part 1. Introduction
(5 comments) America is headed to "ruination," being driven there by corrupt corporations in the driver's seat and corrupt government in the back seat. Reforming the way government governs could help reverse course, but government is intransigent. The necessity and possibility of targeting corporate America and its allies for reform is the subject of this and a later, follow-up article.

Saturday, February 25, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Organizing and unleashing two-fisted democracy power at a treadmill pace
(2 comments) Two-fisted democracy power, the unification of numerous non-government organizations plus the fusion of the numerous actual and potential protest groups that would be necessary for "knocking out" the corpocracy is still just an idea. Progress toward organizing and unleashing this power so far has been negligible and may never happen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America needs a socially responsible capitalism
(5 comments) There is good capitalism and bad capitalism. Good capitalism is socially responsible, serving and benefitting society at large. Bad capitalism is the corpocracy's socially irresponsible economic policies and practices that benefit only it self. The intent of this article is to discuss nine characteristics of bad capitalism and the changes needed that would add up to good capitalism.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
America's Corpocracy: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lewis F. Powell (1907-1998)
(5 comments) Although he did not use the term and might be horrified to witness what it has become, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell's (1907-1998) legacy is today's powerful and ruinous copocracy. The intent of this article is to summarize Powell's role and its aftermath and then to close with a brief preview of a scheme to undo his legacy short of a Second American Revolution.

Saturday, December 3, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
"Hands up Corporate Crooks!" Not Really Unless it's in a Movie.
(2 comments) Much of corporate wrongdoing such as bribery of politicians has been made legal by our servile government. What's left is illegal corporate wrongdoing, or corporate crime, and it basically goes scot-free courtesy of a hands-off government with its lap dogs instead of watch dogs; escape hatches (e.g., legal loopholes); pampering instead of prosecuting and punishing; and deregulation. This last one is analyzed in this article.

Sunday, July 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Stop Warfare, Not Medicare: A Pathetic Personal Experience but Still Undaunted
(2 comments) My fist street protest at the age of nearly 76 was a real bummer.

Saturday, July 9, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Come Home America? Not Till Her Corpocracy Leaves
(2 comments) The letter to end US warring is well meaning but it's destined for the round files. To end the corpocracy along with its warring will require really hard, organized, coordinated, sustained and strategic work backed by massive public support. That work has yet to be even started! But if the corpocracy along with its warring isn't ended it will eventually end America as surely as the tides come and go.