Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

The Corporation Ethics And The Dangers They Represent

A wonderful streaming interview with Joel Bakan, one of the authors of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power serves as the basis for an award-winning educational film. Both in the book and in the multi-part movie three key different themes are addressed. In the first program, The Pathology of Commerce, filmmakers examine the pathological self-interest of the modern corporation. In the second one, Planet Inc. looks at the scope of commerce and the sophisticated, even covert, techniques marketers use to get their brands into our homes. The final program, Reckoning, examines how corporations cut deals with any style of government - from Nazi Germany to despotic states today - that allow or even encourage sweatshops, as long as sales go up. The interview explains clearly what is wrong with large corporations and multinationals as we know them today and what are the specific traits of these institutions that are so detrimental to the future of humankind. (If you live in Canada you may like to know that all three parts of The Corporation will be re-broadcast Sunday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in succession.)



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