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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Education

Overlapping and Shared Personnel



The same group of fellows are associated with various think tanks and often have experience working in government bureaucracies (see figure below). For example, Nina Shokraii Rees “helped to draft the blueprint” for the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation whilst at the Heritage Foundation, then went to work in the Department of Education to help implement it.

Diagram of Individual associations

Source: Sharon Beder, This Little Kiddy Went to Market: The Corporate Capture of Childhood, Pluto Press, London, UK, 2009.
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