The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan
Lisa Kemmerer calls corporations to account under the guidance of Joel Bakan.
“We have, over the last three hundred years constructed a remarkably efficient wealth-creating machine, but it is now out of control.” (p159) The out-of-control machine to which Bakan refers in his highly readable and informative book is the corporation. Few entities are as damaging to the environment as are corporations. Bakan ’s book outlines the history of the problems that stem from too much corporate power, describes some of the worst consequences of this trend, and proposes ways of bringing this out-of-control wealth-creating machine back in line with common decency.
Bakan begins in 18th Century England.