chapter  5
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The Haves and the Have-nots

This chapter explores the chasm between haves and have-nots, the character of inequalities and their role in sustaining technocapitalism. It considers the permanence of inequalities and their importance for corporate technocapitalism. The chapter examines their association with a new form of global domination that is deeply grounded as much on technology and science as on corporate power. Inequalities have been part of the reality of capitalism since its earliest times. They have played a major role in the evolution of capitalism, in the struggles against its injustices, and in its global schemes of domination. Inequalities are also very much a part of technocapitalism and of its advancing global reach. Enforcing the relations of power that sustain technocapitalism requires an apparatus of domination and control that is neo-imperial in character and praxis. This apparatus of domination extends the longstanding features of imperialism and neo-imperialism, by harnessing technology and science to corporate power to an extent never seen before in human history.