Hidden Power: What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy by Charles Derber

By Charles Derber

The USA has been run as a company regime for numerous years -- a merger of massive enterprise and executive that makes gains extra vital than human rights and erodes the democratic culture. expensive wars in another country, a countrywide debt that grows exponentially yr after 12 months, and the lack to bring solid paintings and crucial social companies are undermining the legitimacy of the regime -- beginning the door to a brand new interval of regime switch. this present day, new grass roots revolutionary events are mobilizing, changing into a catalyst for switch. In "Hidden energy, writer Charles Derber indicates how those pursuits can remodel the political panorama, breaking the Democratic occasion out of its company shell and relocating it towards a brand new unifying imaginative and prescient of ways to create genuine democracy in a global run by way of significant funds.

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3. Get Back: corporate-friendly legislation on energy, trade, media, pharmaceuticals, health care. 21 b b b b b b mary of the corpocracy in action for the pharmaceutical companies. The share of federal taxes paid by corporations dropped dramatically from the New Deal to the current regime, and it just keeps falling as ordinary citizens pick up the slack. The data are a measure of who the government really serves—and it isn’t the ordinary taxpayers with the biggest and growing burden. In the New Deal regime, the corporate tax burden averaged about 30 percent.

Mode of Politics: Global Corpocracy Money runs the house although all tenants have a vote. Social Contract: Social Insecurity Tenants have no long-term lease. Foreign Policy: Empire The house rules the neighborhood. Ideology: The Corporate Mystique The house calls itself free and open for business. b b b b b b United States. All corporate regimes have created a debilitated democracy in their own way. Nor am I implying that the current regime has stripped away all meaningful democracy. Quite the contrary.

By the end of the conflict, war-weary Americans, disaffected by the idealist adventurism of the Progressive regime leaders, became receptive to Republican calls for rebuilding the good life at home. Behind the scenes, in the regime that followed, the Republicans helped rebuild European colonial empires that would secure foreign markets for their bigbusiness sponsors. In this sense, the new regime would not be isolationist, as it is typically regarded, but a surrogate empire, helping reinforce the battered European empires after the war.

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