Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Michael Shapiro reviews "The Challenge to Power" in the latest North Bay Bohemian:
Harrington shows why making money one's sole criterion is a recipe for disaster. He also shows that responsible investing can be as lucrative, or even more financially rewarding, than traditional investing. Just ask any shareholder in Enron or Merck.
Among the actions Harrington recommends are shareholder activism, community mobilization and active citizenship. He speaks candidly about what individuals can do to challenge corporate power and create a fair market economy that makes people and the environment a priority over corporate welfare. Though most thinking people already know about many of the issues Harrington raises, they may not realize how high the stakes are. Harrington argues that unchecked corporate power threatens our survival as a species, and that time is running out.
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