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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Grouping Title corporation the pathological pursuit of profit and power
Grouping Author bakan joel
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display_description Joel Bakan, an eminent law professor and legal theorist, contends that "the corporation" is created by law to function much like a psychopathic personality, whose destructive behavior, if left unchecked, leads to scandal and ruin. Mandated to pursue, relentlessly and without exception, their own economic self-interest, regardless of the harmful consequences it might cause to others-a concept endorsed by no less a luminary than the Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman-the corporation's unbridled self-interest victimizes individuals, society, and, when it goes awry, even shareholders and can cause corporations to self-destruct, as recent Wall Street scandals reveal.Despite the structural failings found in the corporation, Bakan believes change is possible and outlines a far-reaching program of concrete, pragmatic, and realistic reforms through legal regulation and democratic control.Backed by extensive research, The Corporation draws on in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as CEO Hank McKinnell of Pfizer, Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and critic Noam Chomsky of MIT.
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subject_facet Corporate culture, Corporations, 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
title_short The corporation :
title_sub the pathological pursuit of profit and power
topic_facet Corporate culture, Corporations, Corrupt practices, Moral and ethical aspects