Certain transnational corporations have excessive power and “inside” advantages that are eroding our democracy. They are already exerting undue influence over governments and social policy.
Large corporations lobby for the government to have more power and in return the government enacts laws and regulations favourable to large corporations – this is “corporate cronyism”.
How can we reduce the influence of the corporate greed in NZ and promote democracy and sovereignty?
We support business and free enterprise, however, not when hijacking public resources for their own profit.
Kiwis can come together to create a positive future for New Zealand, uniting communities who are concerned about the loss of freedom, which is being threatened by corporatisation.
The increase in uneven wealth distribution is moving us in the direction of a feudal society.
HERE is an interesting conversation about corporations: Class Globalisation. We are promoting the discussion not necessarily supporting the article. However this video asks interesting questions.
“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.
That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group,
or by any other controlling private power…. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Perhaps the greatest threat to freedom and democracy in the world today comes from the formation of unholy alliances between government and business.
This is not a new phenomenon. It used to be called fascism… the outward appearances of the democratic process are observed, but the powers of the state are diverted to the benefit of private interests.”
“We need a worldwide struggle to preserve the global commons.” Noam Chomsky
“Welcome to Globalisation – How Big Corporations are Unpatriotic” by Ralph Nader, describes the situation in the US but it is relevant to us here too.
See our page on DEMOCRACY
Watch the movie THE CORPORATION.
“THE CORPORATION is a riveting, entertaining, and highly intelligent film that is sure to provoke heated discussion about a long-neglected but vital question: the proper role of business in society.”
— Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks And Losing Streaks Begin and End; Professor, Harvard Business School
Education is the foundation of political change.
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We do not say we agree with everything stated on this web site, however wide ranging political debate is essential if we are to move forward in a healthy democracy.
Has capitalism failed the World?
Former financial regulator Lord Adair Turned discusses the role of banks, the politics behind austerity and capitalism.