corporatocracy

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Etymology[edit]

From corporate +‎ -o- +‎ -cracy.

Noun[edit]

corporatocracy (usually uncountable, plural corporatocracies)

  1. Rule by corporations.
    • 2007 July 15, Joe Queenan, “Covert Ops”, in New York Times[1]:
      He spent most of the 1970s and ’80s helping the evil corporatocracy that runs the Secret American Empire establish suzerainty over the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa.
    • 2011, Jeffrey Sachs, The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall, Random House, →ISBN, page 105:
      This chapter examines the politics of America's corporatocracy, a political system in which powerful corporate interest groups dominate the policy agenda. We can see how the corporatocracy arose as the confluence of four big trends.

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