How Consulting Firms Secretly Run Entire Countries

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You’ve probably heard of McKinsey. But what you may not have heard is just how much power this type of consulting firm has within federal governments. Is the world secretly run by unaccountable private firms? Let’s take a look.

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Citations and Further Reading:

How consulting dismantles democracy, increases corporate power, and promotes inequality
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/13/how-consulting-companies-like-mckinsey-optimized-american-inequality/

“Winners Take All” by Anand Giridharadas
https://books.google.com/books?id=eURBDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/14/winners-take-all-by-anand-giridharadas-review

Original Politico leak and McKinseygate generally
https://www.politico.eu/article/how-consultants-like-mckinsey-accenture-deloitte-took-over-france-bureaucracy-emmanuel-macron-coronavirus-vaccines/
https://www.politico.eu/article/mckinsey-gate-emmanuel-macron-campaign-france/
https://www.politico.eu/article/french-senators-slam-consultancy-use-explosion-under-macron/
https://www.frustrationmagazine.fr/scandale-mckinsey/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hv2G5T2Mgk&t=449s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuckLc13NGc
https://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2022/03/29/mckinsey-et-macron-le-vrai-et-le-faux-sur-la-polemique_6119680_4355770.html

Macron clip
https://youtu.be/73J0enCEZUw?t=1141

French spending on equality between men and women
https://www.budget.gouv.fr/budget-etat/ministere?ministere=45202&programme=51691

McKinsey’s video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAw-kxotaFc

McKinsey’s gutting of France’s housing assistance
https://www.revolutionpermanente.fr/McKinsey-a-empoche-4-millions-d-euros-pour-organiser-la-reduction-des-APL

France saves 4 billion euros after McKinsey housing assistance reforms
https://www.capital.fr/immobilier/le-gouvernement-aurait-economise-10-milliards-deuros-sur-les-apl-depuis-2017-1392981

French senate report on Macron’s reliance on consultants
http://www.senat.fr/rap/r21-578-1/r21-578-1-syn.pdf

Consultants “saving capitalism”
https://hbr.org/2011/01/the-big-idea-creating-shared-value

McKinsey September 2021 report on the Great Resignation
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/great-attrition-or-great-attraction-the-choice-is-yours

Companies using consultants against unions
https://newrepublic.com/article/164341/antiunion-lawyers-mckinsey-microsoft-strikes
https://theconversation.com/the-labor-busting-law-firms-and-consultants-that-keep-google-amazon-and-other-workplaces-union-free-144254

Economic Policy Report on anti-union consulting spending and benefits of unionization
https://www.epi.org/publication/unlawful-employer-opposition-to-union-election-campaigns/

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