This book has its investigative residence in the world of modern global capitalism, one dominated by big corporations, but also by matching concerns. It is said about these entities either that they are unstable organizational compounds, where the trustees / administrators (managers) expropriate the owners of capital resources entrusted to them (shareholders), or that the managers colluding with the corporates’ shareholders to expropriate the citizens-consumers-taxpayers or are themselves expropriated by third parties pressure groups, in the chaos from where, recurrently, crises occasionally emerge. And, at the same time, it is stated that public authorities are too obtuse or too corrupt to set things in order or that the disorder in the world economies is, in fact, fully their work.
In contrast to the technicism displayed by approaches as business economics that usually scan the corporate environment, a reading from a philosophical economics angle is not necessarily a waste of time for an internal and external understanding of the phenomenology of this particular class of societal actors. The support-sciences (also) in such an investigation remain both the political economy (inevitably), by the datum of managing the reality of resources’ scarcity necessary to socially satisfy the individual needs, and the political philosophy, by the datum of societal complexly organized existence (households, non-profit associations, multinational corporations, infra-/supra-/state governments etc.), guided by the need for peaceful order, the true foundation of welfare.