Review: Life Inc. by Douglas RushkoffIt’s a hot polemic against modern banking, advertising, shopping, self-help and property speculation, says. In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from being convenient legal fictions to. Now includes “The Life Inc. Guide to Reclaiming the Value You Create” In Life Inc , award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations.

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ibc Aug 27, Jane rated it it was ok. Since gold and silver were largely monopolized for governments and international trade, throughout the middle ages local money in various forms was very important. The ideas are all grounded in history or contemporary reality, and things never get boring or pedantic.

What I feel the book suffers from is the fact that there is too much explanation of the former, and far less of the latter. The Corporation click my link to take you to their site.

Which bring us to this: I agree with most of what Rushkoff had to say. Things move downhill from there.

We would think a society of trained merchants, managers and laborers are more specialized than one of self-taught artisans and inherently entrepreneurial shop-owners but managers didn’t want to hire highly skilled labor which could demand higher wages.

I know many people who would find the elimination of communities a dubious assertion.

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About Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff is a widely known media critic and documentarian. I’m sure this is inspiring for rhshkoff who haven’t been paying attention, but I just found this to be more of the same old First, there’s the analysis of the problem.


I recommend the book highly, but only if you’re ready to have your whole worldview turned inside out and upside down. The prisoner’s dilemma is not at all relevant to free markets since it is a model where there is zero communication between the competitors and in Smith’s classic free market all players have access to all information. It is a map that has replaced the territory. He goes into more detail in the following chapters.

Starts off discussing Trump’s Wealth Expos and who’s participating in them, as well as lifd overall goals of transferring bad land investments. While limited lite are in the back, there are statements of “facts” in the book with no source information listed. Inthe richest man in America—John D. Over the lite 25 years 14th Amendment cases went before the US Supreme Court and of them were brought by corporations.

And if we try to solve world problems, that’s ’cause corporations have taught us to think too highly of ourselves; Kings created corporations, corporations created governments, replaced communities and isolated us under the dluglas of independence and self-sufficiency. As Walt Whitman wrote, “A man is not a whole or complete man unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on.

Why, it’s the sponsor, whose ad for a national, wholesome brand interrupts the proceedings at just the right moment and bestows on them its seal of approval. And, yes, in the wake of Mitt Romney, you read that exactly right — companies that specialize in outsourcing jobs to places like China outsource some rushkoff their own outsourcing! You are blinded by your hatred.


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

For example, the information on PASAR is not wrong insofar as the sentences about it contain no untruths; however, it is misleading by virtue of omitted I’m DNFing 38 pages in. Since agricultural products deteriorate with age, there’s no good reason to hoard money.

Douglas Rushkoff rushkof a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture. The idea is to catch consumers when they are most vulnerable to trying something new- to adopting a new myth.

A world gone mad

The irony is that our modern Tea Party movement shares the same angst as the original one but without the clarity of understanding the connection between Corporatism and their frustration. Well yes, our government was equally or even deeper in the pockets of corporate elites prior and during the depression of the thirties. There are multiple example in nearly every chapter. The thing is, people aren’t corporations. Are there no other possible reasons for the individual focus?

Likewise, each tiny choice we make to take back our world leads lire a long chain of positive effects. So GM lobbied the government, saying roads were a national defence issue. If you are just getting started in questioning capitalism or corporatism, Rushkoff is going to walk you through it.