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How Carlos Ghosn Reveals The Limits Of Modern Global Corporate Culture

We know the modern corporation may be multinational. But is it possible for a person to be truly a part of multiple cultures, with favoritism for none? The strange case of Carlos Ghosn—which spans the globe from Paris to Tokyo to Nashville to Lebanon and back again—reveals that the limits may be more rigid than previously supposed.

Read Here – Vanity Fair

The East India Company Invented Corporate Lobbying

It’s become commonplace for corporate lobbyists to write bills passed in state legislatures. The influence of corporate lobbyists in the U.S. Congress may be more subtle, but the combined power of lobbyists, many of them former politicians, is a major driver of the influence of corporate power in American government today.

Read Here – JStor Daily

If The U.S. Doesn’t Control Corporate Power, China Will

As the consensus in D.C. shifts toward taking on an increasingly aggressive China, ideas about how corporations relate to the state will also have to change—or else undermine their new stated national framework.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Trump Goes To War With Corporate America

President Donald Trump is now at full-scale war over trade policy with some of the Republican Party’s staunchest allies in big business, including executives at iconic American brands such as General Motors and Harley-Davidson who previously shied away from criticising an often irascible president.

Read Here – Politico

Also Read: Trump’s Psychopathology Is Getting Worse

The Army Of Silicon Valley Activists Trying To Elect Democrats

In the wake of Trump’s election, signs of a grassroots activism in the tech industry have been everywhere: management-endorsed Googleplex protests; tech workers participating in their first political marches; executives from Tesla, Intel, and IBM leaving the president’s advisory councils. There’s also a growing realization that the most effective form of resistance is winning state and local elections.

Read Here – Wired

The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders

For all the power wielded today by the world’s largest corporations – whether ExxonMobil, Walmart or Google – they are tame beasts compared with the ravaging territorial appetites of the militarised East India Company. Yet if history shows anything, it is that in the intimate dance between the power of the state and that of the corporation, while the latter can be regulated, it will use all the resources in its power to resist.

Read Here – The Guardian

Open Battlefield

The characteristic of cyber warfare that makes it so uniquely dangerous to the corporate sector is that military power in the cyber domain must be extended through computer networks provided and maintained by non-governmental bodies.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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