Corporate police statesystem of government that combines an economy based on private enterprise, especially large business corporations, with a repressive and authoritarian government. It is envisioned that a corporate police state could manifest itself in a kind of modern feudalism, or, in combination with sufficient nationalism and strong state power, could turn into a variant of fascism.
This form of government would use that power to enact laws which maximize corporate profits without regard for personal liberty. The concept has gained some attention as various observers, activists, and demagogues have claimed existence of similarities between some of the current (as of 2004) policies in the United States of America, and the ideal of a corporate police state.
Many activists are currently engaged in resisting what they see as the formation of a corporate police state in America. For examples, see Ken Mondschein's Corporate Motherfucker, Sander Hick's Soft Skull Press, the Disinformation collective, Alex Jones at Infowars and at Prison Planet.
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- Neuromancer by William Gibson (see zaibatsu)
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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