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The Rise of the Illegitimate Authority of Transnational Corporations

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verywhere you look you find masses, droves, gangs of unelected, unaccountable, profit-oriented indi­viduals, corporations and new institutions surfacing, making official policy. Transnational corporations are demanding the right to what they call 'competitiveness': lower taxes, control over lawmaking, and the right to sue governments for affecting profits. In her new book,  Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power , Susan George shines a light on the secret corporate coalitions that are influencing critical government decisions and posing a direct threat to democracy. The following is an excerpt from the introduction to  Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power:

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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