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  • Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated By Douglas Rushkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Douglas Rushkoff, in tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a preexisting condition of our world, from the history of public relations to the relentless gentrification of America's urban neighborhoods. And he shows us how to fight back: how to de-corporatize ourselves, disengage from branded expectations, think locally, and return to the real world of human activity.

    A. Yerkes says: "Accessible Indictment of the Lost American Dream"
    "Needs more "how to take it back.""
    Overall

    Rushkoff does an excellent job of elaborating the history of corporatism, but misses a field goal with the last chapter. He's problematized our corporate environment but offered too few solutions.

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