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Large corporations are superior to small business, with limited liability, greater ability to get capital, exploit natural advantages, enjoy economies of scale, lobby and shape government policy. Those that have grown by consolidating with rivals may face little competition. I'm awed as they harness production forces, satisfy consumers, and create wealth. (Note: optimists see corporate  leaders increasingly putting stake-holders (workers, the community, the environment, etc.) above short-term profits for share-holders. Pessimists fear corporate greed, unethical use of power, self-serving disinformation, and environmental recklessness.)

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the theme is paired with: #49A  Social Welfare Statism  to make Choice #35    in the Choices We Make cards 

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Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #29: Corporate Personhood, Responsible Corporate Behavior 
Worldview Watch #34: Inequality in America
Worldview Watch issue #52:The Circle:  Perfectibility Through Participatory Social Interaction 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

capitalism   Corporate Capitalism corporate governance
corporation Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance corporate social responsibility

strategic management

stakeholders  (corporate) corporate crime
corporatocracy Capitalism, A Love Story, the film by Michael Moore market power
  ignores anti-corporate activists public-private partnerships

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #21A  Idealistic Populism     23B Enoughness   #27 The Small Producer  
#45B Work, Play, Pay As You Go #48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities   #49B Idealistic Socialism   #50B Left Anarchist  
#104B  Respect for  Nature    

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #19B: Corporate Capitalism

Corporations, by Robert Hessen
Corporate Crime Reporter (website includes excerpts, highlights from weekly "legal print newsletter") 
On Capitalism ed. Victor Nee and Richard Swedburg (more on this 2007 book from Stanford Univ. Press)
The Intellectual Voice of Capitalism
"Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism" (review of Malcolm Harris’  book by Sean Illing on Vox Feb 4 2019)
The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It  By Andrew Puzder (more on this 2018 book from Amazon)
Drawdown Labs ("works to advance the next level of business leadership on climate solutions")
Globalising Capital by Barry Eichengreen (book review of third edition from 2023)
'Woke mind virus'? 'Corporate wokeness'? Why red America has declared war on corporate America by Jessica Guynn (from USA Today Jan 5 2023)
The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism by Martin Wolf (book review from The Economist Feb 4 2023)
Globalization Slowing --Efficiency Be Damned (report from The Economist Jan 14 2023)
The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation? by Stacey Vanek Smith (from NPR Nov 29 2022)
Amazon's climate pollution is getting way worse - greenwashing hypocrisy? by Justin Calma (on The Verge Aug 1 2022)
“A large number of big corporations just flunked an assessment of their net-zero progress”   by Kristin Toussaint ( from Fast Company March 3 2022)

Netflix’s Boeing documentary, ‘Downfall,’ is a righteous screed against corporate greed by Joe Berkowitz (film review Fast Company Feb 18 2022)

The New Interventionism (special report on State meddling in economic affairs from The Economist January 15 2022)
"The ESG Mirage" by C. Simpson, A. Rathi, S. Kishan (skeptical report about ESG ratings from Bloomberg Business December 10 2021)

"Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction" by George Monbiot   (article from The Guardian October 30 2021)

“Competition: Anti-Trust in Me” (from The Economist July 17 2021)

"Big tech and anti-trust: Is Facebook a monopolist?" (report from The Economist July 3 2021)
Sustainability Solutions Workshop for Business People (offered by Arizona State University Jan 2021)
Shareholder Litigation--Green investors are embracing litigation (report in The Economist Nov 21 2020)
Stakeholderism Capitalism and its Perils ( report from The Economist Sept 19 2020)
"Executive Compensation: Pay Guaranteed, Performance Optional" (article from The Economist July 11 2020)
Corporate Rescues -- great white night (report from The Economist  April 4 2020)
Connect--How Companies Succeed By Engaging Radically with Society by John Browne  (more on this 2015 book written by former BP head)
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World by Branko Milanovic (book review posted on Nov 15 2019)
"A Roadmap For Reshaping Capitalism" by Steve Denning  (in Forbes  July 7 2019)
“The New Age of Corporate Scandals”  (article from The Economist Apr 6 2019)
“Want to fix obesity and climate change at the same time? Make Big Food companies pay” by Julia Belluz (report posted on Vox Jan 27 2019)
Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network by David Montero (review by James Tarmy  Dec 12 2018  post on Bloomberg)
“'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie” by Adam Winkler   (from The Atlantic  March 5 2018)
"Capitalism for the People--What if the Unwashed Masses Got to Vote on Companies' Strategies?"  (from The Economist  Dec 2 2017)
“How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy” by William Greider (September 18, 2017 post on Bill Moyers website)
The Superstar Company--A Giant Problem (report from The Economist September 17 2016)
Corporate Activists in Germany (report from The Economist September 3 2016)
"Corporate Governance--Change or Else" (report from The Economist July 30  2016)

"Capitalism and Its Discontents" (article from The Economist October 3 2015)

"From Alpha to Omega: The Return of Conglomerates" (article from The Economist August 15, 2015)

"Advancing, not Retreating" (article argues that forecasts of the decline of capitalism are premature-- in The Economist August 8, 2015)

"Paul Tudor Jones wants to Nudge Corporate America to do Better" by Maureen Farrell (posted April 2015 on Just Capital website)
“Making Good, Plus a Profit” by Bill Saporito (report on article in Time March 23 2015
"Fanuc--Corporate Governance in Japan" (report in The Economist March 28 2015)
"The Business of Business--The Old Debate About What Companies Are" (article from The Economist March 21 2015)
"Unilever: In Search of the Good Business" (from The Economist August 9 2014)
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty (review/commentary on this 2014 book by Charles Lane in The Washington Post May 14 2014)
"The New American Capitalism: Rise of Distorporation" (cover story from The Economist Oct 26 2013)
Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance by Heidi Boghosian (excerpt from 2013 book)
"Capitalism in Crisis" (Jan 31 2012--special in depth coverage from Financial Times)
"The Rise of State Capitalism" (cover story / special report topic in The Economist Jan 21 2012 issue)
Borderless Economics by Robert Guest  (audio interview w/ author of this 2011 book, on The Economist website)
Creative Destruction: Corporate America Moves Jobs in Search of Profits (In These Times Oct 2010 story)
"What Isn't for Sale?" by Michael J. Sandel (how "Market thinking so permeates our lives" in The Atlantic April 2012) 
US Economy: Over-Regulated America (Feb 18 2012 editorial in The Economist)
"Crony Capitalism Has Killed the Free Market and Democracy" (2011 report on David Stockman's opinion)
"The Myth of the Rational Market," by Justin Fox (article in Time June 22 2009)
Capitalism: Money, Morals, and Markets  by John Plender (book review in The Economist August 15, 2015)
Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston (Feb 2008 NY Times review of book about corporations feeding at the public trough)
Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy, ed. Paul J. Zak (more on this 2008 book)
The Mind of the Market, by Michael Shermer (more on this 2007 book)
Manias, Panics, and Crashes, by Charles Kindleberger (commentary from The Economist on classic book )
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley (website for 2010 book from Viking)
Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy by Anatole Kaletsky (review of this 2010 book in London Times)
"Best Countries for Global Business," by Barbara Kiviat (article in Time November 26 2008)
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, by Joseph E. Stiglitz  (excerpts from this 2010 book)
The Crisis of Global Capitalism, by George Soros (excerpts from this book)
The Center for Ethics, Capital Markets, and Political Economy
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