Global Corporate Domination (part 7)

Our national governments as well as their institutions and industries are now all at the whim of global forces beyond their control. It is the global market, which rules the actions of nation states and their people. The global market has turned the people of nation states into a mere global labor source for corporations to hire to make their products with, as well as the consumer source that will eventually buy those same products.


5 Responses to “Global Corporate Domination (part 7)”
  1. Marina Sek says:

    In the movie Rollerball (ca. 1975) the point of corporate domination is made very clear. The movie involves an otherwise violent sport in which each game is started NOT with the national anthem but rather the coporate anthem. Morever, the movie shows the corporate diregard for the sport itself and for the wellbeing of the players, and instead emphasizes the main interest, corporate gain, greed, profit margin and the use of people at any cost to acheive those goals (no pun intended). This was a sci-fi film of the 20th century but is very applicable in the 21st as we see the ever expanding influence of coporate power over society.

  2. Matthew Solis says:

    I find this notion to be deplorable, yet completely true. Corporations have grown drastically, and now their influence is felt throughout the world. No country is free from corporate interest, as advertisements inundate every metropolitan city one encounters. Politicians can do very little to counteract this influence, as corporations have become such an important component of society that their satisfaction is essential to keep social and economical conditions stable. Our society has become consumer driven, but how do we afford to consume so much? Corporations have found the solution. They provide the work for one to make the income and also provide the goods for one to spend that income on. We work for money, spend that money on goods, and work again to spend that money on more goods. It has become a self-sustaining cycle, using a business implementation of perpetual motion to keep corporations profitable and society consumer driven.

  3. Avinash Dayal says:

    The economic mess in Europe is a good example of affects of globalization. The effects of US – China business relations is also a good example of greedy US companies exploiting cheap labor in China that is directly resulting in a negative effect on the US economy.

  4. Evelyn Ojeda says:

    Corporations have literally taken jobs away from people in our society and put them out into different countries such as china India Japan, and other numerous countries. All countries cause the effect of prices and of the amount of people’s salary. It’s for the good of the people because if this was not done, there would be countries without jobs, and prices would be much higher. Senators congressman work for the corporations, the corporations are the ones that get them elected they do not work for the people.

  5. Roy Posner says:

    Beyond their control only to the extent that policy makers would let them. Trade between neighboring countries have been tumultuous at best due to differing economical practices. China funding manufacturers overseas at the cost of their own inflation rates dramatically reduce the cost of production, depreciated their currency while being stabilized by income from other countries. This has an effect of bringing in corporations who would benefit from lower wage workers taking away jobs from these countries while also depreciated the dollar and therefore the euro at a steady rate. Increasing any tax in proportion to the supplementation of countries like china would reduce the influx of products being sold and slow the market into a recession. Catch 22 considering no policy maker wants to be the guy who sent the economy into a spiral just to fix these issues which will ultimately crash regardless.

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