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da gibt es eine studie, die für die meinung "Der Verkauf der Ware 
Arbeitskraft wird im 21. Jahrhundert genauso aussichtsreich sein wie im 20. 
Jahrhundert der Verkauf von Postkutschen" sehr interessante ergebnisse bringt.
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Subject: (ftaa-l) Re: Fw: WWW/PDF: Top 200 corporations report (released 
December 4, 2000)
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 05:30:12 -0500
From: david creighton <dcr8on>
To: Philip Rose <an001>

Good one Philip, many thanks. That link leads to IPS's latest, "Seven Years
Under NAFTA"
<>, a graphical /
statistical summary of the "benefits" of the so-called "free trade"
 agreements for finance, workers, the rich and the poor on the eve of the
 FTAA summit. Good material.

Keep up the great work,

Philip Rose wrote:
Research Institute Releases Study on Corporate Power on 1st
Anniversary of Seattle Protests
Study Reinforces Public Distrust of Corporations

On the first anniversary of the Seattle protests that shut down
negotiations of the World Trade Organization, the Institute for Policy
Studies is releasing a study that shows:

Of the world's 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations
and 49 are countries;

The world's top 200 corporations account for over a quarter of
economic activity on the globe while employing less than one percent
of its workforce.

According to study co-author Sarah Anderson, "The Seattle protestors
expressed their anger at institutions like the WTO for elevating the
interests of large corporations over everyone else.  We analyzed just
how powerful the world's biggest firms are and our findings are

Other key findings include:

The Top 200 corporations' combined sales are bigger than the combined
economies of all countries minus the biggest 10. --The Top 200s'
combined sales are 18 times the size of the combined annual income of
the 1.2 billion people (24 percent of the total world population)
living in "severe" poverty.

Between 1983 and 1999, the profits of the Top 200 firms grew 362.4
percent, while the number of people they employ grew by only 14.4

A full 5 percent of the Top 200s' combined workforce is employed by
Wal-Mart, a company notorious for union-busting and widespread use of
part-time workers to avoid paying benefits.

U.S. corporations dominate the Top 200, with 82 slots (41 percent of
the total).  Japanese firms are second, with only 41 slots.

Of the U.S.corporations on the list, 44 did not pay the full standard
35 percent federal corporate tax rate during the period 1996-1998.
Seven of the firms (including the world's largest, General Motors)
actually paid less than zero in federal income taxes in 1998 (because
of rebates).

Between 1983 and 1999, the share of total sales of the Top 200 made
up by service sector corporations increased from 33.8 percent to 46.7

To receive a paper version. contact Sarah Anderson, tel: 202/234-9382
or email: saraha

View Report (Adobe Acrobat format) [PDF format available on the
following web page]

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