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30 Apr 2024

Empower, LLC

Report from Empower 'Corporate Capture of the State: Obstacles to and Opportunities for Strategic Action'


"Corporate Capture of the State: Obstacles to and Opportunities for Strategic Action", April, 2024.

Corporate capture is a fundamental strategy of private economic power. It is also one of the worst evils plaguing people and planet...It is extremely important to address and end the corporate capture of the State, which is the purpose of this site centered on the Global South. This phenomenon constitutes a fundamental component of corporate power, an antidemocratic force that has emerged from advanced capitalism and neoliberalism, and now threatens to exacerbate the climate crisis. It is precisely our reliance on goods and services provided by powerful corporations, along with the impacts on human rights and environmental damage they cause, that we seek to address. Here, we gather information on corporate capture that, until now, had remained scattered across different languages, sources, and fora. Defining and speaking clearly about the problem are part of its solution...