Green Government Versus the Corporate State

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I recently came across this excellent video, which succinctly explains why the privatisation of the state is a generally bad thing:

http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/video-why-government-should-not-run-like-a-business

Watching this video reminded me of two excellent books: George Monbiot’s Captive State (in which Monbiot explains the ways in which the British state has been forced to serve corporate ahead of public needs) and Thomas Frank’s The Wreaking Crew (in which Franks describes the construction of an increasingly incompetent state – which is unable to effectively regulate corporate-environment relations).

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About Mark J Whitehead

Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth University
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