In this interlude, Ralph Nader argues for subordinating corporate sovereignty to popular sovereignty.
"By and large, however, the continual deterioration of our democratic society, the relentless concentration of corporate power—economically, politically, culturally, psychologically, militarily, technologically—and the maturing corporate lock on the government, whose elected ofﬁ cials they fund, are racing far ahead of any self-restraint, accountability, or control under the rule of law. Power increasingly rules over law. Global corporations are power-concentrating machines. Opposing consumer, environmental, and labor groups are outnumbered, overpowered, and mostly on defense. Playing defense means almost never playing offense. This is a license for the corporate supremacists to rule over the unorganized populace driven to ever-lower expectations (or demands). Monetized elections are operated in their own zone of charade by a two-party tyranny that lunges to see who will service their corporate paymasters and weaken democracy."
We will be rolling out the individual "interludes" over the next few months.