The Devil’s Marriage

Break Up the Corpocracy or Leave Democracy in the Lurch
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  • Published: January 2011
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 280
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781456712594

THE DEVIL’S MARRIAGE

BREAK UP THE CORPOCRACY OR LEAVE DEMOCRACY IN THE LURCH

America is becoming a “ruiNation.” The reason, well-known psychologist Dr. Gary Brumback, tells us is the corpocracy, the “Devil’s Marriage” between powerful corporations and patronizing politicians. He proposes “Democracy Power,” a revolutionary but civil, peaceful force to break up the corpocracy.

“Gary Brumback's passion for social and economic justice shines through every page of his new book. He tells it as he sees it, mincing no words. He shows how essential it is for us to change the rules of the game so that we may break the ties that bind corporations and government -- and move to a more equitable and sustainable future.”

---Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations.

"A refreshing, exuberant read, full of sock-it-to-them creative insights about how corpocracy in the US has subverted democracy and what to do about it. This book is a political version of “On the Road"-- a passionate out flowing of analysis, critique and transformative strategies, including a vision of a national coalition of NGOs and movements uniting to challenge the corpocracy, spearheaded by a US Chamber of Democracy. Not for the faint of heart but red meat for progressives and activists everywhere."

---Charles Derber, author of Corporation Nation, Regime Change Begins at Home, and, most recently, Greed to Green.

“This is an extraordinary and timely book that deserves to be widely read. Gary Brumback tells it like it is: America is no longer a democracy, governed by and for the people; we are a ‘corpocracy’ governed by and for large corporations with the massive help of an obliging government. Their grip on our nation is tight, but not unbreakable. Brumback shows how we can loosen it and reclaim our democratic heritage.”

,P>---Peter Barnes, author of Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons, and co-founder of Working Assets.

PRAISE FOR THE DEVIL’S MARRIAGE

 

“Gary Brumback's passion for social and economic justice shines through every page of his new book. He tells it as he sees it, mincing no words. He shows how essential it is for us to change the rules of the game so that we may break the ties that bind corporations and government -- and move to a more equitable and sustainable future.”

---Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and The Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations.

 

"A refreshing, exuberant read, full of sock-it-to-them creative insights about how corpocracy in the US has subverted democracy and what to do about it. This book is a political version of “On the Road"-- a passionate out flowing of analysis, critique and transformative strategies, including a vision of a national coalition of NGOs and movements uniting to challenge the corpocracy, spearheaded by a US Chamber of Democracy. Not for the faint of heart but red meat for progressives and activists everywhere."

---Charles Derber, author of Corporation Nation, Regime Change Begins at Home, and, most recently, Greed to Green.

 

“This book is a call to action for a society desperately trying to understand what is going wrong and why. Brumback’s message to our generation is clear, simple and straightforward: “It’s the corpocracy (big government married to big government), stupid.” The book is well thought-out, important, and demands our attention.”

--- Professor Howard Karger, Head of School | School of Social Work & Human Services, The University of Queensland and author, Shortchanged.

 

“This is an extraordinary and timely book that deserves to be widely read. Gary Brumback tells it like it is: America is no longer a democracy, governed by and for the people; we are a ‘corpocracy’ governed by and for large corporations with the massive help of an obliging government. Their grip on our nation is tight, but not unbreakable. Brumback shows how we can loosen it and reclaim our democratic heritage.”

---Peter Barnes, author of Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons, and co-founder of Working Assets.

 

"While you may not agree with his entire wide-ranging analysis, Gary Brumback's book is a tremendous tocsin that will rouse you from the malaise that plagues this country. We desperately need a democracy movement here in the U.S. to shake off the "corpocracy" that has colonized our culture and politics. This book has many good suggestions for building it." 

-- Charlie Cray, Director, Center for Corporate Policy, and co-author, The People's Business.

 

"At a time when corporations continue to tighten their grip on the reins of power, Gary Brumback's book provides a clear guide for action. Thoroughly researched yet easy to read, The Corpocracy pulls together a breadth of topics -- from the history of corporate empowerment to current topics like corporate welfare and corporate criminality. Brumback's proposals for reform are straightforward and sensible."

-- Ted Nace, author of Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

 

“NGOs have been fighting the Corpocracy one company at a time for 30 years…and losing. Brumback tells us why, gives us a battle plan, and issues a challenge to join forces to reclaim our democracy. This is the pre-eminent American challenge for the 21st Century. The Corpocracy could not be more timely. Don’t just read this book. Take action. Now!”

---Michael Marx, PhD, Executive Director, Corporate Ethics International

 

“A devastating analysis of the relationship between government and business in America. Brumback’s cutting insight and lively writing make The Corpocracy a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of this country.”

---S. Bartholomew Craig, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, North Carolina State University and a former book review editor for Personnel Psychology: A Journal of Applied Research.

 

“Gary Brumback has written a book that every disgruntled American should read. He identifies the source of our nation’s most troubling problems (corpocracy), traces its history, and offers some practical albeit difficult solutions. Our democracy has been taken from us by unbridled corporate power. The Corpocracy is a manual of sorts for those who wish to recapture the essence of what America once was—and can be again.”

—Roger Terry, author, Economic Insanity: How Growth-Driven Capitalism Is Devouring the American Dream.

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Dr. Brumback, a well-known psychologist, is the author of the book, Tall Performance from Short Organizations through We/Me Power and many book reviews and articles. Since retiring he has delved into economics, history, humanism, moral philosophy, political science, public affairs, and theology. He spent nearly a decade researching and writing the Devil’s Marriage.

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