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Corporate Europe, how big business sets policies on food, climate and war, David Cronin

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Corporate Europe, how big business sets policies on food, climate and war, David Cronin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Corporate Europe
Oclc number
832280304
Responsibility statement
David Cronin
Sub title
how big business sets policies on food, climate and war
Summary
"During the chaos of the eurozone crisis, few mainstream commentators have stopped to question the purpose of the European Union itself, and whose interests it serves. Corporate Europe goes beyond the divisions between nation-states, focusing instead on the division between the corporate elite and the peoples of Europe. David Cronin spent a year investigating the privileged access that big business enjoys in Brussels. In this book, he reveals how the EU's policies on health, climate change, armaments and food safety have been tailored to please an unaccountable elite. Making extensive use of previously unpublished documents, he explores how ideologically blinkered lobbyists have seized on the financial crisis of recent years to entrench the casino capitalism that caused the crisis in the first place. What emerges is a powerful expose of how vested interests in the EU have manipulated opportunities to introduce ideologically-driven reforms"
Table of contents
Wrecking the welfare state -- Bombarded by bankers -- War is good for business -- How we live and diet -- Smoke and mirrors -- Cheating on climate -- The malign legacy of Peter Mandelson -- Conclusion: Taking Europe back
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How big business sets policies on food, climate and war

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