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A damning film about big business called, The Corporation

If you want to understand Barack Obama...

2009:  This documentary seems to be a script from which the White House team is taking some of its cues about business.

Please tell me how I am wrong, if I am.   - Bruce Camber, Executive Producer, Small Business School


A link to the Wikipedia report that follows (pop-up).

"The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary is critical of the modern-day corporation, considering it as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychatrist (sic) might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. The Corporation has been displayed worldwide, on television, and via DVD. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (ISBN 0-74324-744-2), during the filming of the documentary."

When it  was released to TV-Ontario, the Canadian educational  television station, this production was in three segments.  It was then broken up into twenty-three parts for YouTube

The original three segments were titled:
I. The Pathology of Commerce: A focus on the pathological self-interest of the modern corporation. A key concept called externalizing is introduced.  (6 of 23)
II. Planet Inc.: The focus is on the sophistication of the techniques used to get their products branded and purchased.
III. The Reckoning: A focus on deal making, ostensibly agreements without regard of the background, tactics and results of doing business with a person or government of questionable character. The bottom line and the return on investment is all that is considered.

The film comes on YouTube in 23 segments.