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corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power by joel bakan

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  • The Corporation

    The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    by Joel Bakan ...
    The inspiration for the film that won the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, The Corporation contends that the corporation is created by law to function much like a psychopathic personality, whose destructive behavior, if unchecked, leads to scandal and ruin.Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world’s dominant ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

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    The Corporation

    The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

    by Joel Bakan ...
    Narrated by Rebecca Jenkins ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 36 min

    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 ... Read more

    $29.17 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • The New Corporation

    How "Good" Corporations Are Bad for Democracy

    by Joel Bakan ...
    A deeply informed and unflinching look at the way corporations have slyly rebranded themselves as socially conscious entities ready to tackle society's problems, while CEO compensation soars, income inequality is at all-time highs, and democracy sits in a precarious situation.“A very important book, an arresting study directed to a central issue of the times” (Noam Chomsky), from the author of The ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The New Corporation

    How "Good" Corporations Are Bad for Democracy

    by Joel Bakan ...
    Narrated by Kevin R. Free ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 41 min

    A deeply informed and unflinching look at the way corporations have slyly rebranded themselves as socially conscious entities ready to tackle society's problems, while CEO compensation soars, income inequality is at all-time highs, and democracy sits in a precarious situation.“A very important book, an arresting study directed to a central issue of the times” (Noam Chomsky), from the author of The ... Read more

    $15.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Just Words

    Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs

    by Joel Bakan ...
    series The Canada 150 Collection
    The Canadian Charter of Rights is composed of words that describe the foundations of a just society: equality, freedom, and democracy. These words of justice have inspired struggles for civil rights, self-determination, trade unionism, the right to vote, and social welfare. Why is it, then, that fifteen years after the entrenchment of the Charter, social injustice remains pervasive in Canada?Joel ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Economix

    How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures

    New York Times bestsellerStimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide!Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix.With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Childhood Under Siege

    How Big Business Targets Children

    by Joel Bakan ...
    Corporations have found a new resource to be mined for profit: our children. In this shocking and indelible behind-the-scenes journey, Joel Bakan, acclaimed author and award-winning maker of the renowned film and international bestselling book The Corporation, uncovers the astonishing degree to which companies exploit the special vulnerabilities of children, manipulate parents’ fears, and operate ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

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    Childhood Under Siege

    How Big Business Targets Children

    by Joel Bakan ...
    Narrated by Rebecca Jenkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    In Childhood Under Siege, Joel Bakan reveals the callous and widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking corporations and society's failure to protect them. Focusing on the United States, Bakan looks at: how marketers target children to manipulate their vulnerable emotions, cultivate compulsive behavior, and addle their psyches with violence, sex, and obsessive consumerism; the dramatic ... Read more

    $28.05 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Saudi, Inc.

    The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power

    by Ellen R. Wald ...
    Narrated by Paul Ansdell ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    The Saudi royal family and Aramco leadership are, and almost always have been, motivated by ambitions of long-term strength and profit. They use Islamic law, traditional ideology, and harsh justice to maintain stability and their own power, but underneath the thobes and abayas and behind the religious fanaticism and illiberalism lies a sophisticated and ruthless business enterprise. Over more than ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Profit And The Pursuit Of Energy

    Markets And Regulation

    Among the books on the world energy crisis, on technological possibilities for self-sufficiency, and on various energy sources, this is one of a very few to address the practicalities of government regulatory responsibilities versus the pursuit of profit in the private sector and to look at the processes, logistics, and complex interactions among private energy companies, financial sectors, and ... Read more

    $53.09 USD

  • At Any Cost

    Jack Welch, General Electric, and the Pursuit of Profit

    "O'Boyle has researched and written a monumental book that should be mandatory reading for all CEOs and anyone concerned with business ethics." --The Philadelphia Inquirer"Superb . . . a spirited study of General Electric, and of its sometimes brilliant, sometimes bungling, but always ruthless boss, Jack Welch." --Chicago Sun-TimesWith convincing passion and meticulous research, Thomas F. O'Boyle ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Baptizing Business

    Evangelical Executives and the Sacred Pursuit of Profit

    Baptizing Business sifts through popular perceptions regarding the relationship between business and religion and the agenda of conservative Christian business leaders, drawing on personal interviews with the most diverse group of evangelical executives yet studied. While stereotypes and previous research both emphasize the perceived incompatibility of religious mandates and business objectives, ... Read more

    $18.99 USD