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December 26, 2005

Sly and the Corporation Stone 

This is by no means a new post from my colleague Jennifer Rice, on the fact () people are withdrawing into themselves, and the idea of that plays together is dismantling, called ‘Brand Humanity: From Processes to People’.
   I make two remarks. The first is: will this swing back any time soon? People are discovering there are strengths to their families, and the that are growing rapidly and on target to overtake the west still have the family at the core. As gains in influence, we may wish to learn from it. Secondly, if the family is dis­integrat­ing, just as once did in the wave of and , then will take their place? They did for the fictional Mary Richards on The Show, when she called her WJM-TV colleagues her ‘family’; and that was a 1977 script.
   If so, then some of the fears of are coming true, with corpora­tions running people—and it won’t work with corporations retaining a profit motive. They already demand our through . They expect our love. Some of us identify more with their than with our own surnames—we know their origins ahead of our own .
   We might need an movie (like and ) again to jog our memories.
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