This didn’t just happen. In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a. Now includes “The Life Inc. Guide to Reclaiming the Value You Create” In Life Inc , award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations. Life Inc. is as fluent and well-researched as any of his books – but its target is too large, and too badly constructed to help us much. In a heaving.

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There was no reason or sense in hoarding local currency, so businesses invested heavily in their people and physical assets. Instead of working with one another to create value for our communities, we work against one another to help corporations extract money from our communities.

Rushkoff beings the book with an anecdote: Loved the opening story about getting mugged, reporting it, and getting bitched out by his neighbors for “reducing property value. Read it Forward Read it first. I was convinced by my husband to try one more chapter and I was glad that I did. And if we try to solve world problems, that’s ’cause corporations have taught us to think too highly of ourselves; a more reasonable goal would be small-scale change in our neighborhood.

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Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take it Back by Douglas Rushkoff

The fall of the Roman empire was a quite complex process and to blame it all on centralized currency and its debasement is ridiculous. And finally, central banking replaced local reinvestment with long-distance interest-based investment. Douglas Rushkoff is a widely known media critic and documentarian. Douvlas view it, click here.


A world gone mad

The subtitle implies that this book will be a history lesson followed by advice on how to overthrow our inhuman corporate overlords. This book described, in detail the disconnect from chapter subtitles: Then, the monarchy had a flash of brilliance. The latter Renaissance was really just the end of the plague.

,ife limited notes are in the back, there are statements of “facts” in the book with no source information listed. Railroad barons and real estate speculators realise the synergistic nature of transport and property.

From medieval history to the concept of competing currencies, it’s not the usual left-wing book.

They were used to finance long-distance trade, because they held their value–even when the trader was miles from home. So long as you’re able to critically analyze his arguments and have the willingness to research further on your own, I recommend this book highly.

Also by Douglas Rushkoff. Our government has been in the thrall of corporations long before I was born. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Something tells me an injection of class analysis would provide a broader range of remedies to a stultifying corporatism.

Yet, the primary discourse regarding economies treat them as a natural system, ignoring that it is itself but a man-made system imposed on an ecosystem. So I suppose Rushkoff is at heart a polemicist, and a very good one.

The Corporation click my link to take you to their site. Design Rishkoff The 7 best tools for making your most productive year yet Co. Peasants are largely self-sufficient, and most of oife they can’t produce for themselves they can trade for locally. All is not lost, however: Books by Douglas Rushkoff. In this chapter, he discusses the IMF and world bank, noting that colonialism already left these countries broke to begin with, then they ruzhkoff offered loans with the many conditions including that the nations must be open to things such as allowing foreign corporations to own land within a country, and are not allowed to restrict certain goods from being imported or resources from being extracted.


Places such as the Strip in Las Vegas or New York’s Times Square create the Gruen transfer in an outdoor environment, with the flashing lights and massive screens. He blames his own failure to fight the “system” including publishing his book with a big corporation and his bad parenting practicesin other words he blames his own moral and intellectual laziness, on the overwhelming power of corporations to rule our lives.

For example when he talks about coins in the Rishkoff empire he claims money was centralized and the empire fell becaue of debased coinage. Oct 10, Ahmed Salem rated it really liked it. We Need You to Lead Us.