Buy Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain Reprints by George Monbiot (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. Big business is carving up the UK. This century’s defining battle will be between democracy and corporate culture, writes George Monbiot in his. Nicholas Lezard feels his blood boil at corporate barbarism after reading George Monbiot’s Captive State: the Corporate Takeover of Britain.
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That’s not really a fair reference – whilst the book makes compelling reading and calls for some response, Monbiot avoids painting a cliche’d picture of corporate greed and sticks to rational political analysis and a clear presentation of information.
The national beacon, monboit by the Queen to kindle a chain of flame from London to Aberdeen, was a gigantic crucible on which British Gas was scored in words 11 metres long beneath a crown of 18 BG logos. Richard Leeming rated it really liked it Jan 04, Jul 28, Lysergius rated it really liked it Shelves: But the islanders later discovered that, by georye time the bridge opened, the ownership had changed dramatically.
Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain
Also in this issue Welcome to Hell News. Mar 10, Stephen McQuiggan rated it it was amazing. Nonviolent intervention at the start of the 21st Century Feature.
Skye had become, according to the protesters, part of a US banking gulag, a colonial penitentiary in which they were held to ransom.
Robin rated it really liked it Oct 30, Eoin rated it liked it Dec 19, The only explanation the islanders could suggest is that the investors believed the bridge would make a great deal of money, and they wanted to buy into a stake.
Don’t sit on the fence! It would, or should, make them angry. The Skye Bridge would be the first project built under something called the private finance initiative PFI.
Jul 23, Malcolm rated it liked it Shelves: Now Angrier Than Ever! Most islanders’ tolls are transferred to the bank headquarters in California. As Skye lies within a regional development area, it could have asked the EU to provide nearly all the money for a toll-free crossing.
This book only takes us up to around the year or so.
The meeting on holding government and companies to account was sponsored by the lottery company Camelot. Lora Lumpe ed’Running Guns’ Review. The final paragraphs remind readers that it is down to us as citizens to resist the relentless takeover of our planet by the corporate elite.
Captive State by George Monbiot
Neal Riemer ed’Protection Against Genocide: Mississippi went to a ghoul in a white hood and cape. While this showed exemplary and disarming monbioh, I wish I had read this book before we spoke. When Lord Whitty, a minister at the department of the environment, was asked by the BBC whether the exhibitors at the conference were buying access to ministers, he replied: A criticism of Captive State has been that it hypes its exposure of corporate intrusion as breaking new ground whilst this is not necessarily so.
The strait, or kyle, that separated Skye stzte the mainland, they argued, was scarcely a capive wide at its narrowest point. Brian Wilson told Scotland on Sunday: Jun 08, Duncan rated it it was amazing. But their demonstrations have diminished.
The toll company changed its tactics. This, started by the Conservatives and developed by Labour, has become the means by which many new roads, bridges, rail links, schools, georhe and prisons in Britain are now built. A long road ahead then, butat least mapped and made so much more comprehensible by Monbiot’s Manifesto of Multinational Malevolence.
Josie rated it it was amazing Apr 02, The meeting on renewing democracy and rebuilding communities was financed by Tesco, widely blamed for shattering communities with their out-of-town superstores.
An accordionist struck up The Yellow Rose of Texas, and the Independence from America March set off past the sign the protesters had legally and perma nently installed on the roundabout “Beware: Return to Book Page.
The power of prison support Feature. Andy Theyers rated it really liked it Aug 28, Daniel Parker rated it really liked it Jul 17, This book, politically speaking, is essential.