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Douglas Rushkoff » Life Inc. Movies Books Life Inc. How Corporatism Conquered the World,and How We Can Take It Back This didn't just happen. In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a convenient legal fiction to the dominant fact of contemporary life. This fascinating journey reveals the roots of our debacle, from the late Middle Ages to today. Most of all, Life Inc. shows how the current financial crisis is actually an opportunity to reverse this 600-year-old trend, and to begin to create, invest and transact directly rather than outsourcing all this activity to institutions that exist solely for their own sakes. Corporatism didn't evolve naturally. Rushkoff illuminates both how we've become disconnected from our world, and how we can reconnect to our towns, to the value we can create, and mostly, to one another. Taking on some of the biggest assumptions of our age, this is a book filled with dangerous ideas and rather unspeakable heresies:

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Chris Anderson on FREE: The Future of Radical Price Bio Chris Anderson Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Kai Ryssdal Kai Ryssdal is the host of Marketplace, a business program that airs weekdays on U.S. public radio stations. To download this program become a Front Row member. ZOOM IN: Learn more with related books and additional materials. For related Britannica content, please search on Britannica's Web site, at www.britannica.com.

Free-Conomics with Chris Anderson Bio Chris Anderson Chris Anderson has served as editor in chief of WIRED since 2001. Under his leadership, the magazine has garnered nine National Magazine Awards and 19 additional nominations and has won the prestigious top prize for General Excellence three times. In 2010, AdWeek named WIRED the Magazine of the Decade. Kerry Curtis Kerry Curtis is a professor emeritus at Golden Gate University and a member of the board of the Commonwealth Club of California. To download this program become a Front Row member. ZOOM IN: Learn more with related books and additional materials. For related Britannica content, please search on Britannica's Web site, at www.britannica.com.

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