BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : SEPTEMBER 11, 2000 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Some Points of Friction


ARTISTIC CONTROL
Rock musicians, indie filmmakers, and other artists are rebelling against control by big media and retail companies.

BRANDS
In-your-face marketing campaigns have sparked antibrand attitudes among students.

CEO PAY
Nearly three-fourths of Americans see executive pay packages as excessive.

COMMERCIALISM IN SCHOOLS
Parent groups have mounted battles in hundreds of communities against advertising in the public schools.

CONSUMERISM
Anger and frustration are mounting over high gasoline and drug prices, poor airline service, and HMOs that override doctors' decisions. The latest fiasco: faulty auto tires.

FRANKENFOODS
Europeans' skepticism about genetically modified food is taking hold in the U.S., making targets of companies such as Monsanto.

GLOBALIZATION
Environmentalists, students, and unionists charge that global trade and economic bodies operate in the interests of multinational companies.

POLITICS
Public revulsion over the corporate bankrolling of politicians has energized campaign-finance reform activists.

SWEATSHOPS
Anti-sweatshop groups have sprung up on college campuses; they routinely picket clothing manufacturers, toymakers, and retailers.

URBAN SPRAWL
Groups in more than 100 cities have blocked big-box superstores by Wal-Mart and other chains.

WAGES
Some 56% of workers feel they are underpaid, especially as wages since 1992 have topped inflation by 7.6%, while productivity is up 17.9%.



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