The Corporate Consensus:
A Guide to the Institutions of Global Power


© November 2000 by George Draffan

for the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
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A new edition was published in 2003 as The Elite Consensus
by Apex Press and the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy.
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Part 1: The Dynamics of Power

Mass Media, Media Monopoly
Public Relations: Smoothing the Rough Edges
Educating the Public, Incorporating Public Education
Foundations and Think Tanks: Educating the Public, Persuading the Lawmakers
Corporate Law
Formal and Informal Advisory Groups
Revolving Doors and Interlocks: the Keys to the Club
Lobbying and Political Influence-Buying
Mergers, Oligopolies, and Cartels: The Real Game of Monopoly
Political Risk Insurance
Banks and Development Agencies: The Engines of Globalization
Trade Treaties and Structural Adjustment: Forced Participation in the Corporate Economy
From Colonies to The Global Economy: Protecting Corporate Profits
Protecting Capital and Fighting for Resources
The Military as Industry
Synergy: The Web of Power

Part 2: Profiles in Corporate Power

American Enterprise Institute
Brookings Institution
Business Council
Business Roundtable
Cato Institute
Citizens for a Sound Economy
Conference Board
Council on Foreign Relations
European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT)
Heritage Foundation
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Hudson Institute
International Chamber of Commerce
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD)
Trilateral Commission
Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE)
United Nations
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Export-Import Bank
U.S. Federal Reserve Bank
U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
World Bank - International Monetary Fund
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
World Economic Forum (Davos)
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Appendix 1. Corporate Lobbying Ranked by Expenditures
Appendix 2. Top Lobbyists and Their Clients
Appendix 3. Top Soft Money Contributors, 1991 to June 1999
Appendix 4. Top Global Corporations, By Industry
Appendix 5. Recent Studies of Corporate Subsidies
Appendix 6. Leaders of Bilderberg
Appendix 7. Officers & Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations
Appendix 8. Further Sources of Information

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