monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our
entire economic system–but we’ve broken the hold of behemoths like
these before, author Thom Hartmann says, and we can do it again.
this webinar presentation, Thom
Hartmann and David
Korten will share how monopolies threaten our systems
and economy, and the damage that they have done to so many industries
and individuals, pulling from Thom's new book The Hidden History of
Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream.
will explore America’s long history of trust busting, taking us from
the birth of the nation as a revolt against monopoly, to the largely
successful efforts of both Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt
and other like-minded leaders to restrain corporations’ monopolistic
urges, to the massive changes in the rules of business starting
during the Reagan years. Join Hartmann and Korten as they explore the
current challenges we face, and what common sense measures we might
engage in to retake control from monopolists and favor
businesses dedicated to the wellbeing of the communities they serve.
the book’s forward, Ralph Nader writes, "This is the most
important, dynamic book about the cancers of monopoly by giant
corporations written in our generation.”
Hartmann is a four-time
Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of
30 books in print and the #1 progressive talk show host in America
for more than a decade. Thom has co-written and been featured in 6
documentaries with Leonardo DiCaprio, and his book The Last Hours of
Ancient Sunlight, about the end of the age of oil, is an
international bestseller and used as a textbook in many schools and
colleges. A former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, Thom and his
wife Louise live in Portland, Oregon with a small menagerie of cats,
dogs, ducks & geese.
Korten is co-founder of
YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, and a member
of the Club of Rome. He writes a regular column for YES! and is the
author of numerous books including Change the Story, Change the
Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, Agenda for a New
Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, and the international
best-seller, When Corporations Rule the World. He holds MBA and Ph.D.
degrees from the Stanford Business School, has served as a Harvard
Business School professor, and has thirty years of experience as a
development professional in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.