Did you know that the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart Stores, has revenues higher than the GDP of all but twenty-five of the world’s countries? In Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government —and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00) David Rothkopf argues that the rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. Power, Inc. traces the jockeying for influence right up to today’s financial crises, growing inequality, broken international system, and battles over the proper role of government and markets. “. . . should be read by serious students of politics, economics, or business and will be of interest to anyone invested in our country's economic history and, especially, future.”—Library Journal. Rothkopf is the author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making and Running the World: The Inside Storyof the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power.