Is Corporate Feudalism Taking Over the Country?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
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Our next guest is Dennis Marker’s who has written a new book called FIFTEEN STEPS TO CORPORATE FEUDALISM: How the Rich ConvincedAmerica's Middle Class to Eliminate Themselves examines the outcome of fifteen separate policies that were advocated starting with the Reagan administration to, according to Marker, intentionally deceive and destroy the middle class. Marker goes after what he calls the Corporate Feudalists, detailing how the middle class has become superfluous to the very rich and why various policies were deliberately created to eliminate them. Their defining characteristic is dirty, scorched-earth partisanship carried out regardless of cost. Conservatives are anxious again to finish first – with the big prize- monopoly control of the American government, and the power to turn their ideology into the law of the land. Marker writes that people want answers, but our leaders can’t provide them because bold actions carry too much political risk. Meanwhile the corporations are booming and running roughshod over us, he says. They are operating in their own time and space continuum that is increasingly supranational – disconnected from local concerns and their home markets. He joins us now. FMI Fifteen Steps

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