Corporate Oligarchy
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command") is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.
Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical (relying on public obedience and/or oppression to exist) though others have been seen as relatively benign. Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy. However, oligarchy is not always rule by the wealthy, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group, and do not have to be connected by either wealth or by bloodlines - as in a monarchy.

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Corporate Oligarchy - Huffington Post
It is now more obvious than ever that power is not wielded by the federal government, but by corporate behemoths fully embedded in the nation's nervous  ...
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Oligarchy USA - And you thought you lived in a democracy.
Land Enclosures. Free or Forced Trade? Central banks & Federal Reserve. Corporate Media & Social Control. Economics & Deregulation. Oligarchy & Oligopoly.
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Actor Russell Brand reduces BBC newsman to stunned silence with ...
Oct 24, 2013 ... Actor and comedian Russell Brand is calling for a political and philosophical revolution in his guest editorship of the New Statesman magazine, ...
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Oligarchy, American Style - NYTimes.com
Nov 3, 2011 ... Oligarchy, American Style. By PAUL KRUGMAN. Published: ... No, for the most part, they're corporate executives. Recent research shows that ...
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Oligarchy - Princeton University
These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, corporate, or military control. The word oligarchy is from the Greek words "ὀλίγος" (olígos), ...
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NationStates | The Right Wing Dystopia of A Corporate Oligarchy
The Right Wing Dystopia of A Corporate Oligarchy is a massive, genial nation, ruled by CEO Charles Herman with an iron fist, and notable for its strong ...
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Is this country a democracy or a Corporate Oligarchy?
Jun 7, 2013 ... The corporations officially have our government by its gonads, and it's quite obvious at this point that they are the puppet masters pulling the ...
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On the Question of a Future Corporate Oligarchy... - posted in Culture, Economics & Politics of the Future: The investor-state dispute system, ...
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America's Corporate Oligarchy Endangered…
Noam Chomsky has his finger on the pulse. http://www.truth-out.org/noam-chomsky... Video source February 17, 2011: Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow ...
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Corporate Oligarchy is a form of power, governmental or operational, where such power .... Northwestern University, Illinois: Cambridge University Press.
West: Obama 'a black mascot' and 'black puppet' - Political ...
May 17, 2011 ... Cornel West, a Princeton University professor and leading black intellectual, ... of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.
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Oct 23, 2012... and injustice purveyed byglobal Corporate Oligarchy as a storm, and ... Strange that Stanford University is partnered with agricultural giant ...
Meet Canada's Ruling Oligarchy: Parasites-a-Plenty! « Andrew ...
May 10, 2012 ... The Oligarchy of Education. Canada's universities, like all universities, are governed by bankers and corporate executives, foundation officials, ...
Oligarchy: A Glossary of Political Economy ... - Auburn University
“Oligarchy” is also used as a collective term to denote all the individual members of the small corrupt ruling group in such a system. The term always has a ...
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For centuries, oligarchs were viewed as empowered by wealth, an idea muddled by elite theory early in the twentieth century. The common thread for oligarchs ...
Oligarchy and Democracy - Jeffrey A. Winters - The American Interest
Reduced taxes on the ultra-rich and the corporations and banks they dominate ..... oligarchy” in “The Quiet Coup”, The Atlantic (May 2009); Columbia University  ...
Oligarchy Exists Inside Our Democracy « naked capitalism
Mar 28, 2013 ... It's easy enough for an oligarchy to work inside a democracy. ... of working through corporations, foundations, think tanks, and even universities, ...
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Oct 24, 2012... media dealing fatal blows to global Corporate Oligarchy. by Tony Cartalucci ... According to Stanford University, Cargill has donated at least 5 ...
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Jun 7, 2013 ... The corporations officially have our government by its gonads, and it's quite ... anti-military and anti-capitalism indoctrination in the universities.
Books on the term Corporate Oligarchy
Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective
Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective
Alejo G. Sison, 2008
This describes quite accurately the situation within the AIMC board occupied by the Simon siblings and, for this reason, the firm could be appropriately called a 'Corporate Oligarchy'. The lack of cohesion among them, despite beings members  ...
Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law, ...
Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law, ...
Scott Bowman, 2010
Corporate power in its internal dimension was never dressed for public view. Legal doctrine therein betrays a revolution in search of an ideology. As the Corporate Oligarchy presided over the withering away of shareholder democracy, however ...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman, 2002
An absolutely brilliant analysis of the ways in which individuals and organizations of the media are influenced to shape the social agendas of knowledge and, therefore, belief. Contrary to the popular conception of members of the press as hard-bitten realists doggedly pursuing unpopular truths, Herman and Chomsky prove conclusively that the free-ma...
Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence
Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence
Jon King, John Beveridge, 2001
Corporate. Oligarchy. In view of the information received from Stealth (plus further information gleaned from our own research, and that from other sources - in particular see this chapter and Sources Part 2) throughout the course of this book  ...
The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City (Critical Social...
The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City (Critical Social...
Pauline Lipman, 2011
Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship between education policy and the neoliberal econo...
Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global ...
Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global ...
Peter A. Gourevitch, James Shinn, 2010
The New Global Politics of Corporate Governance Peter A. Gourevitch, James Shinn ... Section 2: Building Coalitions in Authoritarian Systems The Oligarchy Model: Owners Dominate Workers and Managers Most countries pass through ...
Empire Versus Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate and Military Power (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)
Empire Versus Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate and Military Power (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)
2012
In Empire Versus Democracy, Carl Boggs traces the authoritarian trajectory of American politics since World War II, with emphasis on the growing concentration of corporate and military power that has accompanied the United States assumption of leading superpower on the world scene. The rise of the U.S. as unchallenged imperial nation has meant the ...
The Rise of the Anti-corporate Movement: Corporations and ...
The Rise of the Anti-corporate Movement: Corporations and ...
Evan Osborne, 2007
And so too it has recently become a key theme of the anti-corporatist movement, which views ''corporate globalization'' as one of the Corporate Oligarchy's most grievous sins. Indeed, so closely linked now are the anti-globalization and ...
How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday
How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday
Gerry Spence, 1996
Lawyer Spence's guide to winning arguments spent 26 weeks on PW's bestseller list. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Corporate Oligarchy
On the Question of a Future Corporate Oligarchy... - Culture, Economics & Politics of the Future - FutureTimeline.forum
On the Question of a Future Corporate Oligarchy... - posted in Culture, Economics & Politics of the Future: The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the host-country government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. In the public debate surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an issue that seems to stand out is the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system. It woul...
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Actor Russell Brand reduces BBC newsman to stunned silence with diatribe against corporate oligarchy | The Raw Story
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/24/actor-russell-brand-reduces-bbc-newsman-to-stunned-silence-with-diatribe-against-corporate-oligarchy/
Video: Russell Brand Speaks Out Against The Corporate Oligarchy And Leaves Host Speechless ‹ I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists
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The Ybor City Stogie: Russell Brand On Corporate Oligarchy
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Climate Change: The Next Generation: Steve Horn, AJAM: David Petraeus at CUNY teaching joys of fracking and corporate oligarchy
David Petraeus, KKR’s ambassador at CUNY honors college The private-equity firm’s portfolio includes billions of dollars of investments in hydraulic fracturing and health careby Steve Horn, Al Jazeera America, October 25, 2013  Petraeus. Frederic J.
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Free trade and the bipartisan consensus for global corporate oligarchy | Current Events Inquiry
Washington Post (4 Aug. 2011): Three long-delayed trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia are moving closer to a vote after the Senate’s leaders announced that they had reached an agreement to bring the pacts up for consideration when Congress returns from recess in September. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate…
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The GOP’s Corporate Oligarchy Has Pushed Half Of America Into Poverty | Politicus USA's Archives
It is doubtful that throughout history, any country witnessed their own demise as it was occurring, or realized that their representatives in government were quietly handing power over to a few wealthy elites. Many Americans are not yet aware that Republicans have nearly destroyed the great middle class as well as the function of government through obstruction and perpetual preferential treatment for the oligarchs who really run this country.
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Louis Brandeis on Corporate Oligarchy | Funny Money Quotes - Daily Money QuotationsFunny Money Quotes – Daily Money Quotations
Louis D. Brandeis Money Quotation saying over 70 years ago while Supreme Court Justice that we must choose between true representative government or Corporate Oligarchy
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Study Confirms U.S. Senate's "Oligarchic Tendencies" | Big Think TV | Big Think
When one hears the word "oligarch," one might think of the Russian billionaires who control the production of petroleum, natural gas and metal, and as a result, wield a disproportionate amount of power in Putin's Russia.
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Michigan… come for the great lakes, stay for the corporate oligarchy
For all your Mark Maynard needs.
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