Too Much Corporate Power?

Amid the good times, citizens feel uneasy about Big Business. The growing political issue is one that companies ignore at their peril

The U.S. has rarely been as buoyant as it is today. The golden economy has delivered years of plentiful jobs and soaring incomes--after decades of going sideways. From janitors to dot-com billionaires, almost everyone is feeling the flush times. Paychecks are rising, and wealth is piling up on a scale unimaginable just a few years ago, when the U.S. struggled through the recession of the early 1990s. Even many of America's worst ghettos are seeing an influx of investment and jobs.

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