How Corporations Hurt Us All- Saving Our Rights, Democracy, Institutions and Our Future

by Dan Butts



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781553956952

About the Book

The recent accounting and corporate scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, K-Mart and McWane (producer of cast iron water and sewer pipes), which has killed 9 workers and injured 4600 more with impunity since 1995- and other greedy and lawless billion dollar behemoths- are just the tip of the iceberg relative to the serious and pervasive harm that corporations and greed are doing to people, communities, the earth and to our children's and grandchildren's future.

How Corporations Hurt Us All examines many crises including how Big Oil, billion dollar weapons contractors, and unaccountable private firms like DynCorps are continuing dangerous and immoral Cold War policies by driving multiple wars and military operations; our collapsing corporate health care system that restricts free speech, stifles public debate, and manipulates public opinion to serve narrow corporate and political goals.

Some of the world's largest multinational corporationsÐExxonMobil(#1 oil company), Wal-Mart (#1 retailer), HCA (#1 hospital conglomerate), Citigroup (the world's #1 financial institution)- and other rogue operations are profiled in the book.

The good news is that there are effective approaches to all of these interrelated, greed-driven crises. Even more hopeful are the corporate reform and global economic democracy movements representing thousands of dedicated citizens' groups and millions fo individuals throughout the world.

Yet, what is ultimately necessary to reverse global economic, social, and environmental deterioration and eventual collapse, insure world peace and security, strength our weakened civil liberties, and fulfill our human potential, as the book explains, is forging a broad consensus on a new bottom line, or organizing principle, for business and society.

About the Author

Dan Butts is a columnist for Southfield, MI-based phenomeNEWS,a regular contributor to the Ferndale-based Green House News, and a long-time writer on social, political, and global issues who publishes frequent electronic reports and analyses.

His Articles have appeared in many periodicals including the Journal of Future Studies, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, and New Renaissance: A Journal for Social and Spiritual Awakening. His work has also appeared in Work & Spirit: A Reader of New Spiritual Paradigms for Organizations. In the 1980s, hr co-founded the Michigan and Metro Detroit Holistic Health Associations and published 4 Michigan Holistic Health Directories.

Dan is an active member of The Alliance for Democracy, a speaker at Green House programs, and a supporter of the Michigan Green Party and their 10 key values. He is also a psychologist in private practise and live in Pleasant Ridge, MI, with Cathy Compton and their two cats, Kiki and Earl Grey.

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