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books and publications

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The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

> 2004, Viking Canada, 228 p., $14.99 CAD

Using the World Health Organization’s checklist for personality types, Joel Bakan underlines the psychopathic personality of corporations: callous unconcern for the feelings of others; incapacity to maintain enduring relationships; reckless disregard for the safety of others; pattern of deceitfulness; incapacity to experience guilt; failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviour. In sum, a corporation is, in the words of prominent investor and shareholder activist Robert Monks, "a doom machine... in our search for wealth and for prosperity we created a thing that is going to destroy us."

New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

Debating The Tobin Tax

> New Rules for Global Finance, Washington, DC, November 2003, 190p., PDF (...)

The book explores the argument for and against one of the most provocative policy proposals in the international economic policy arena - the Tobin Tax. The tax proposal, named for the late Noble Laureate and Yale University professor James Tobin, would impose a small tax on transactions in foreign currency and possibly a broader array of financial instruments.
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Making the News

A Guide for Nonprofits & Activists

> Westview Press, 289 pages, $19.95 (...)

Note from the publisher, Rocky Mountain Media Watch: “This handbook, based on interviews with media-savvy activists and 25 professional journalists, explains how to generate news coverage about any cause or issue that concerns you. Learn how to stage media events, write press releases, compile media lists, contact reporters, deliver sound bites, book a guest on talk radio, lobby editorial writers, columnists and photographers, and much more. Making the News also contains unique advice on how to create newsworthy visual imagery.”


The New Media Monopoly

> 20th anniversary Edition, Boston, Beacon Press, 2004, 299 pp.

“It would have been difficult to imagine in 1983 that the corporations that owned all the country’s dominant mass media would, in less than 20 years, shrink from 50 separate companies.” This new edition of a twenty-year-old classic on corporate control of the media explores the political implications of this astonishing shift, the impact of the Internet and other new telecommunication tools and the effects of corporate media control on the news and entertainment served to Americans.

Front Line

Front Line Economic Social and Cultural Rights Manual on-line

> 6th January, 2004, Front Line, SERAC and Concern (...)

Front Line commissioned the SERAC (Social and Economic Rights Action Center) to produce an on-line manual specifically focused on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, which is available through its website. The manual looks at the emergence of ESC rights, examines the challenges facing the defence of these rights whilst examining in detail the current legal status relevant to these rights and looks at the relationship between ESC rights and poverty.

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