The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government.

March 29th, 2012

If any movement has defined our times, it is the movement towards power in both government and business and the balance between the two. In fact the occupy movement protesting against the rising power of business and the tea party movement protesting the rising power of government, are indeed two sides of the very same coin. In many way this could have been predicted, as globalization and multinationals first began their rise in the 1970’s.

David Rothkopf, acclaimed author, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the CEO and Editor-at-large of Foreign Policy Magazine, looks at this phenomenon in his new work Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead. My conversation with David Rothkopf: