For 150 years, there has been a contract. Companies hold the power to shape our daily lives. The state holds the power to make them fall in line. And the people hold the power to choose their leaders. But now, this balance has shaken loose.
As the market consolidates, the lines between big business and the halls of Congress have become razor-thin. Private companies have become as powerful as countries. As Walter Isaacson said about Alec Ross’s first book, The Industries of the Future, “The future is already hitting us, and Ross shows how it can be exciting rather than frightening.”
Through interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers and stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, and innovative economic and political models, Ross proposes a new social contract—one that resets the equilibrium between corporations, the governing, and the governed.
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Table of Contents
1 Shareholder and Stakeholder Capitalism 13
2 The Government: Billions of People Are Governed More by Companies than by Countries 60
3 The Workers 90
4 Taxes and the Wormhole in the Global Economy 135
5 Foreign Policy: Does Every Company Need Its Own State Department, Pentagon, and CIA? 190
6 The Geography of Change: The Contest for Power between Closed and Open Systems 223