People Before Profit

Author: Charles Derber
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429972904
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The issue of globalization-its promises, and more often, its shortcomings-commands worldwide attention. Recent events illuminate the dark side of globalization and underscore the urgent need to redesign its basic principles. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are one in a series of crisis that have shaken the foundations of the global order. The rise of strong anti-globalization movements around the world, the deteriorating global economy, including America's own economic turbulence, and an ever-growing distrust of powerful multinational corporations in the face of catastrophic mismanagement, symbolized by Enron and WorldCom, dramatize the failure of globalization. For a safe and economically secure future, Charles Derber argues in People Before Profit we must de-bunk the myths about our current form of corporate-led globalization and re-orient ourselves on a more democratic path. Popular misconceptions, what Derber terms the "globalization mystique," present globalization as new, inevitable, self-propelling, and win-win for rich and poor countries alike. By challenging each of these beliefs, Derber reveals a dynamic system that is constantly being invented and re-invented-and can be again. Globalization does not have to be a "race to the bottom" where the poverty gap grows ever wider and half the world lives on less than two dollars a day. In fact, Derber's hopeful and detailed vision of reform, including practical suggestions for every concerned citizen, shows that globalization has the potential to be an authentic agent of democracy, social justice, and economic stability. The challenges are great; the new globalization will require deep and difficult changes, as well as a new politics that shifts power away from the elite. But the seeds have already been planted and the new globalization is beginning to emerge. In a moment rich with opportunity, People Before Profit is an essential contribution to the most important debate of our times, written in clear, straight-forward prose for everyone seeking a better world.

People Before Profit

Author: Charles Derber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312306700
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Citing challenges that have arisen in recent years, a call for a revision of policies related to globalization argues for its potential as an agent of democracy and international harmony, citing a need for a grass roots-level, democratic approach to such problems as terrorism and economic insecurity. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

People Before Profit

Author: Charles Derber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312306695
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Examines how the globalization debate will be radically changed by recent conflicts and economic turbulence, challenging readers to reconsider the rules of globalization in order to enable its potential as an agent of democracy. 15,000 first printing.

Blood Sweat and Tears

Author: Farzin Mojtabai
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615171761
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This is an analysis of the injustice that is sweatshop labor and the efforts made to stop it. It empowers the reader not only with knowledge but with the power to act.

The No nonsense Guide to Globalization

Author: Wayne Ellwood
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523479
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Globalisation has become one of the most used and encompassing words over the past decade, of undeniable influence in economics, politics and activism. Globalisation is literally all around; every aspect of life is affected by a global structure of communication and economy. This fully revised and updated guide condenses this complex subject into clear, concise commentary. It examines the debt trap, the acceleration of neoliberalism, competition for energy resources, the links between the war on terror, the arms trade and the alternatives to corporate control.

Corporate Power and Social Policy in a Global Economy

Author: Kevin Farnsworth
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861344732
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This groundbreaking book investigates and documents corporate influence on social policies at global/regional, national and local levels. It argues that we cannot understand the recent history and present direction of the welfare state unless we focus on the role that business has played in its development.

Globalization Philanthropy and Civil Society

Author: Soma Hewa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387261485
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Examines complex and diverse links between philanthropy, civil society and globalization as a single theme that goes beyond standard economic interpretations Has the potential to generate interest among a wider audience of academics, public policy makers and administrators in the field of philanthropy, civil society and globalization

Hidden Power

Author: Charles Derber
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609943546
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Political parties and elections are increasingly political theatre, with real power hidden behind a smokescreen of propaganda, carefully manipulated cultural and religious wars, and voting rituals. But there is another kind of hidden power in America: the grassroots social movements working for progressive change. If the Democratic Party can ally with these movements, America can be returned to its people. Derber sees American history as a succession of regimes, each spanning several administrations. Since the end of the Civil War, regimes of hidden power, in which corporate interests control both parties behind the scenes, have alternated with more open, inclusive and democratic regimes. Derber details how and why these hidden power systems finally collapsed and what determined the types of regimes that succeeded them. Hidden Power reveals how the current regime, possibly the most corporate in history, has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars, supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. Will this latest corporate regime be replaced by one that is more progressive? Or it could turn even further right and yield to something even worse, a uniquely American form of fascism? The best hope for positive change lies in an alliance between the Democratic Party and the grass roots progressive movements that, Derber shows, have always been the catalysts for change. Hidden Power concludes with an impassioned argument for why this would be in the Democrats' best interests, as well as the country's, and a detailed program for exactly how to go about it. Thoughtful, eloquent, and compelling, Hidden Power offers real hope for restoring genuine democracy to America.

People Before Profit

Author: Ken Koopman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781592997268
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In an era of corporate greed and CEOs behaving badly, Bob Moore's philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what's right about America. His unconventional thinking and passion for healthy living are an inspiring story for readers of all ages.