7 Signs the Corporatocracy is Losing its Legitimacy--& 7 Tools to Help Shut it Down

"The legitimacy of rule by giant corporations and Wall Street banks is crumbling."

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Comment by Ben Roberts on January 30, 2012 at 3:05pm

Thanks for sharing this.  I love YES! Magazine's positivity, and the core analogy of this piece to the anti-apartheid movement is powerful.   Here's an excerpt: 

With hindsight... apartheid’s fall appears inevitable: the legitimacy of the system had already crumbled. It was harming too many for the benefit of too few. South Africa’s freedom fighters would not be silenced, and the global movement supporting them was likewise tenacious and principled.

In the same way, the legitimacy of rule by giant corporations and Wall Street banks .... This system of corporate rule also benefits few and harms many, affecting nearly every major issue in public life.

It's worth remembering that US investors played a major role in bringing down that regime by divesting from companies that did business in South Africa--a reminder that we may have more influence than meets the eye. 

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