Corporations are modern colonizers

Colonizers throughout history exploited local labor, meddled in politics and created environmental devastation.

Most developed nations’ economies are rooted in colonialism. For centuries, empires were built through land theft and…

In the second half of the 20th century, as many formerly colonized states gained independence, the world’s dominant countries transitioned to “neo-colonialism.” In this system, imperial powers forced developing states to become economically dependent, only offering financial support in order to gain political influence. Access to the global market was restricted and domestic policy was molded through economic pressure. Reliance on an outside power was cyclical; the flow of aid money disincentivized internal improvement and growth, leading to stagnation and increased dependence.