By Sharon Beder
Book available HERE.
'Lucidly written, strongly argued, highly informative and deeply alarming.'
Merle Rubin (Los Angeles Times)
'Beder has written a brilliant global history of the catastrophic consequences of neo-liberal fundamentalism.'
Power Play explores the battles between private and public ownership in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia since the early twentieth century, and the agenda-setting and public relations strategies involved. It investigates the way that developing countries such as Brazil and India have been forced to allow foreign investors to exercise a stranglehold over their electricity systems. And it uncovers the campaigns waged by think tanks, corporate interests, and multinational companies such as Enron to swindle the public in dozens of countries out of rightful control over an essential public service.