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310 summary - The Corporation Summary Pages 16-27 Bakan...

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The Corporation Summary Pages 16-27 Bakan informs the reader in the second part of chapter 1, that at the turn of the twentieth century, corporations’ power was growing at an incredible rate. Corporations were beginning to control every facet of society. Fear and bad sentiments towards corporations grew rampant throughout society. Realizing their newfound power was in danger corporations like AT&T and GM went on campaigns to show the friendly, loveable, and human sides. To further their public relations and relieve the tension surrounding wages and deplorable working conditions many corporations adopted a new philosophy called New Capitalism. According to Bakan under this new way of running businesses, employees had far better benefits and even in certain corporations like Goodyear had a say so in the certain company policies that affected them. However, despite these fierce advertising campaigns and the New Capitalism ideology soon corporations lost their vast powers. In the wake of the Great Depression and further
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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