Power: Not What It Used to Be

Monday, April 08, 2013

Moisés Naím, senior associate in the International Economics program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, El Pais columnists and author of The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be, says power is "decaying" today, both for nations and businesses.




Moises Naim

Comments [5]


The issue would appear to be not whether any single corporation would have power, but whether a class of entities would have power. So telling me that Biz A won't necessarily be at the top in five years isn't the comfort that you would think, when it seems to be clear that corporations have both undue power and undue influence as a group.

Apr. 08 2013 01:33 PM
oscar from ny

The only one in power is satan, but even satan is loosing power because the lord of the universe can also change his mind, not like the sons of the devils is their labyrinth of lies that has caused confusion among themselves..

Apr. 08 2013 11:00 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

The purpose of democracy is to take away power from "rulers" and put it in the hands of people, but not mobs. Today, all rulers, including CEOs, have to constantly prove their "right to rule" to the people. That means to investors and consumers as well.

Apr. 08 2013 10:51 AM
michael from nyc

Brian, if you can I hope you will ask Mr Naim about recent reports (last year) by an American general (US Army?) that we (USA) were conducting secret missions behind the lines in North Korea to do reconnaisance and surveillance of nuclear sites, tunnels, etc. This report came out of a press-conference, it was then widely broadcast and then just as quickly disappeared and I also believe the military official in question was sacked. Does you guest have any additional info, insight, knowledge of this report and the truth behind it?

Apr. 08 2013 10:51 AM
Robert from NYC

Kinda reminds me of corporate fascism of the kind we saw during WWII. Let's face it, the corporations do basically control government and that's not a good thing.

Apr. 08 2013 10:51 AM

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