Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Modern Nation-State

Thanks to Will for pointing me to WAL-MART: The High Price of Low Cost teaser.

After having watched The Corporation last week, I am convinced that international corporations [read: American corporations that go beyond American borders] are the modern nation-state with no accountability to any one governing body other than their investors.

This is the fear I have towards global capitalism: When everything is privatized, the almighty buck with be the single driving factor in every decision made.

Do other driving factors exist today? you ask. Yes. Conscience, preservation of environment and culture, community, and onward.

We need a new operating narrative. The narrative of global consumerism will kill us all. We need a new narrative, and I need to start living it.

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