I think this quote from General Smedley Butler sums it up...
“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle... (more)
This question brings to my mind the Iceland revolution. If not for a few pages on Facebook, I would never have got wind of it. Here's a small summary of it,
In Iceland, the people have made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized, it was decided to not pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their ba... (more)
This is a very good question. Rather than writing about it here, I would recommend a video.
This video would explain what really big corporations do. Its about the product lifecycle, but you'll get the gist.