|by Michael Marx and Marjorie Kelly|
Citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life.
|Illustration by Don Baker for YES! Magazine.|
Corporate power lies behind nearly every major problem we face—from stagnant wages and unaffordable health care to overconsumption and global warming. In some cases, it is the cause of the problem; in other cases, corporate power is a barrier to system-wide solutions. This dominance of corporate power is so pervasive, it has come to seem inevitable. We take it so much for granted, we fail to see it. Yet it is preventing solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time.