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  • Corporate Influence on American Society by Adam Barber
  • How can companies influence citizens?
  • 1 - Through Marketing 2 - Through Governments
  • What are the benefits for companies?
  • 1 - Less Direct Involvement 2 - Less Regulation
  • What does this mean for citizens?
  • Benefits of Increased Corporate Power 1. Free markets lead to competition 2. More variety of products 3. Industry knows better than bureaucracy
  • Downsides of Increased Corporate Power 1. In some cases, monopolies form 2. Collusion among companies 3. No accountability
  • How can we prevent a corporate takeover?