A Corporate police state is a system of government in which corporations control the power and money of a society. It could be argued that a corporate police state would manifest itself in the form of modern feudalism, or, in combination with sufficient nationalism, could manifest as a form of fascism.
This form of government would use that power to enact laws which maximize corporate profits without regard for personal liberty. Corporate police states have gained a certain amount of attention as observers or demagogues have each noted certain similarities between current politics in the United States of America, and the corporate police state.
A great number of activists are currently engaged in resisting the formation of a corporate police state in America. For examples, see Ken Mondschein's Corporate Motherfucker, Sander Hick's Soft Skull Press, and the Disinformation collective.
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