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The corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power

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A profile of the modern corporation theorizes that businesses are essentially pathological in nature and place profits above accountability, citing the flaws of such practices as deregulation and privatization.
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subject_facet Corporate culture
Corporations -- Corrupt practices
Corporations -- Moral and ethical aspects
title_display The corporation : the pathological pursuit of profit and power
title_full The corporation : the pathological pursuit of profit and power / Joel Bakan
The corporation : the pathological pursuit of profit and power [electronic resource] / Joel Bakan
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title_sub the pathological pursuit of profit and power
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Corrupt practices
Moral and ethical aspects