Some interesting reading for you by John Perkins, regarding globalization and corporate influence; listed from most recent to oldest. I've read only the first of the series: "Confessions...". Has anyone else read any of these?
Based on the first one, I consider them a must read if for nothing more than an alternate viewpoint.

Hoodwinked (about the implosion of the financial markets)

The Secret History of the American Empire (about Global Corruption)

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (collusion of U.S. gov. & the corporatocracy)