Corporate Feudalism: The End of Nation States

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer, photographer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http://steve-lovelace.com.

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17 Responses

  1. jim says:

    I’m a retired college instructor and counselor I gave a talk to the state national honor society in 2000 entitled ‘the global corporate feudal system’ it was well recieved correlating the old feudal system and today’s system, and linking fealty to debt and how only the lords can ignore their promises to the serfs but the serfs dare not go back on fealty … also that almost all people are vassels etc.. i’m sure I have masive writings on the construct if you are interested …

  2. Chuck says:

    I thot I had coined the term “corporate feudalism” and have been formulating an essay to post on blog sites I frequent. Decided to Google the phrase and low and behold I find many references, including your.

    I’m an evil republican, but since the crash of the real estate bubble and the massive bailouts of those who caused it, I have found myself disappointed at my fellow evil republicans, as well as those so called free market capitalists who justify everything businesses do and tell you “well, if you dont like it, go someplace else”.

    We are losing our rights and our freedoms day after day. Both dems and repubs are bot and paid for by businesses and unions and other special interests. The net result is that all of us are being herded into the slave quarters of those who have become rich enough, powerful enough that they no longer care to even try to hide their intent.

    Thanks for your essay here. Keep up the good fight.

  3. Reyes Ruiz says:

    Yes, I feel that our government has transformed into a semi-feudal state. Let’s face it, economies run nations and in our nation the top 2% of wealth is greater than the other 98%. This 2% are the leaders of our Big Corporations and Real Estate holders. We are also ruled by Big Government which is greatly influenced by the Lobbyists of the Big Corporations. We are completely at the mercy of these business holders who have the control to redistribute our jobs globally and invest in other economies. Many of our leaders started in Big Business or are a party to both simultaneously. The only difference in the feudalism of today versus the feudalism of old is that we have more freedom to move from “lord” to “lord”. We live more freely than at any other time in history, however, do not be fooled….there is a BIG Thumb over each of us!

  4. Daniel says:

    Hi Steve,
    I am a reporter on the economics magazine for a new news station based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa called i24news. We were hoping to use your amazing (corporate) map of the US for a short segment where we look at some of the important issues of the moment (era, in this case).

    I am available at this email anytime.

    Thanks sincerely.

  5. Jahn Ghalt says:

    William Gibson extrapolated our world into a near-future with Corporate Feudalism – Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive. I think you’d like them.

  6. Stanislav says:

    Hello Steve, thank you for article.
    If USA is state of “Corporate” Feudalism, who King ? In Feudal system always exists кing, who is this overlord? There are a candidate?

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