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Author Rothkopf, David J. (David Jochanan), 1955-

Title Power, Inc. [electronic resource] : the epic rivalry between big business and government--and the reckoning that lies ahead / David Rothkopf.

Imprint [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.

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Description 1 sound file (16 hr., 33 min., 7 sec.) : digital
Playing Time 163307
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
audio file rda
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 237889 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Unabridged.
Performer Read by William Hughes.
Note Duration: 16:33:07.
Summary The world's largest company, Wal-Mart Stores, has revenues higher than the gross domestic product of all but twenty-five of the world's countries. Its employees outnumber the populations of almost one hundred nations. The world's largest asset manager, a New York company called BlackRock, controls assets greater than the national reserves of any country on the planet. A private philanthropy, the Gates Foundation, spends as much worldwide on health care as the World Health Organization. The rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. Power, Inc. provides a fresh, timely look at how we have reached a point where thousands of companies have greater power than all but a handful of states. Beginning with the story of an inquisitive Swedish goat wandering off from his master and inadvertently triggering the birth of the oldest company still in existence, Power, Inc. follows the rise and fall of kings and empires, the making of great fortunes, and the chaos of bloody revolutions. A fast-paced tale in which champions of liberty are revealed to be paid pamphleteers of moneyed interests and greedy scoundrels trigger changes that have lifted billions from deprivation, Power, Inc. traces the bruising jockeying for influence right up to today's financial crises, growing inequality, broken international system, and battles over the proper role of government and markets.
Note Hard copy version record.
Subject Big business.
Business and politics.
Industrial policy.
Capitalism -- Political aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Big business. (OCoLC)fst00831592
Business and politics. (OCoLC)fst00842401
Capitalism -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00846436
Industrial policy. (OCoLC)fst00971433
Genre/Form Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Audiobooks.
Added Author Hughes, William, 1957-
Added Title Power Incorporated
Other Form: Source record: Rothkopf, David J. (David Jochanan), 1955- Power, Inc. [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012 9781455126392 (OCoLC)779487345
ISBN 9781455126392 (electronic audio bk.)
145512639X (electronic audio bk.)
9781483073200 electronic audio bk.
1483073203 electronic audio bk.

 
    
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