The New Corporation is cited under Best Programming as a highlight.
Review for The New Corporation is near the end of the page: The sequel ushers us through the years since to illustrate the ways in which a cadre of global megacorporations have operated a long con through which they bribe and lobby the government to deregulate and defund public programs, pay less money in taxes, then swoop in to market themselves as saviors in the communities they destroyed.
While many businesses have publicly declared their commitment to be socially and environmentally responsible, Abbott and Bakan’s latest film The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel shows such proclamations are just lip service. The primary goal of corporations is still to feed shareholder’s insatiable hunger for more profit. Throughout the documentary Abbott and Bakan show how every aspect of life is now monetized.
17 years after filmmakers Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott released The Corporation, a documentary examining the insidious ways in which large corporations have evolved and been able to grow exponentially with little oversight, Bakan and Abbott return with the appropriately-titled The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel.
‘The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel’ Review: A More Profound Documentary Than the First One
A chillingly relevant look at how corporations operate today ends up redefining the phrase “corporate takeover.”
With an uncertain future, Canada’s capitalism-scorning documentarians look back through the wreckage for answers.
This book should come with a health warning because it will turn even the most laissez-faire parent into a paranoid, overprotective nutcase. Joel Bakan’s previous book, The Corporation, convincingly argued that the way large companies behave could be described as psychopathic, and Childhood Under Siege is really an expansion of part of that book, looking at how big businesses target and exploit children in myriad subtle and underhand ways.
Every parent–and consumer–should read Bakan’s work, which not only aims to protect children, but illuminates what “accountability” means in the U.S.
What is a corporation? Short question. Long answer. A corporation is a legal construct, or charter, granted by the government that allows multiple investors to share ownership of a financial entity without exposing themselves to individual liability. As Ambrose Bierce put it: “An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.”
By Lyn Millner. Nearly everything we do involves a corporation — what we eat, where we work, what we wear, how we get where we’re going. It’s the dominant institution of our time.