Democracy In Business
G. Michael Blahnik
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
9781497530164, $21.95, 430pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Is hierarchy the inevitable result of human evolutionary biology? Is hierarchy a rational, practical choice in the face of anarchy and chaos? Is hierarchy a distortion of natural human cooperation? Is hierarchy the inevitable consequence of population growth in a world of limited resources? In "Democracy in Business: A Transdisciplinary Critique of Hierarchy, Volume 1", Author and academician G. Michael Blahnik argues that though there might exist a biological, psychological and social vulnerability for people to create hierarchies, there is not and never has been an innate disposition to do so. This disposition was learned. Blahnik argues that under pressures to survive, people are vulnerable to mistreating and being mistreated by their fellow human being. Such mistreatment will often produce the desired result, but that result is achieved at a price. That price is no less than a distortion...