A couple of months ago, a friend sent me a powerful article by Delphine Rabet called Corporate Power in Global Governance. The paper argues that profit alone does not encompass the primary concern for corporate entities. Even more important is the consolidation of power. Rabet argues that when the quest for power is recognized as a central motivation, then the complex activities of multinational corporations can begin to make sense.
Okay, so the other papers now have had ample time to comment on this issue but still yet no word from Rabble.ca. Perhaps its a trivial matter, but then on the other hand is is big time stuff like the elections taking place within the global hegemonic power, the United States, and if Canada gets mentioned it would be good to properly understand that idea.
In the Vice Presidential Debate Ryan had with Biden, Ryan made mention of Canada having a lower corporate tax than America, and I'm surprised that Rabble has yet to say a word on the matter and we are onto 4 days later. As an aside, I just want to say that this is the problem I have with Rabble, it is very inconsistent and leaves out a lot of coverage of daily developing news it seems.
Here's the Globe and Mail:
PUBLIC FORUM WITH GUEST SPEAKERS:
MANUEL PEREZ ROCHA, IPS Washington DC - Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. where he directs an advocacy and research project on "the Security and Prosperity Partnership and the NAFTA Plus Agenda." Manuel works in coordination with the Alliance for Responsible Trade in the United States and is a member of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC).
It's no secret that people in southwestern Ontario -- Londoners in particular -- are seriously pissed with Caterpillar. In fact, in an unprecedented show of support for labour, both London Mayor Joe Fontana and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty are on record as saying Caterpillar has been unfair to the employees of Electro-Motive.
Thursday afternoon I caught up with the president of CAW Local 27, Tim Carrie, in the lobby of the London Hilton during a break from closure negotiations with Caterpillar.
Meg Borthwick: So Tim, negotiations seem to be progressing ...