The Pale King
It's difficult to find a small passage in the the writing of David Foster Wallace that points succinctly to how good a writer he is; it seems that his wit and its lead up that culminates in a belly chuckle began too many pages ago for me to copy.
But I love what he says about the corporation here and elsewhere. As a consolation, instead of style—with the exception of register play—we'll make do with content.
One of his characters says,
—in other words we'll have for a president a symbolic rebel against his own power whose election was underwritten by inhuman soulless profit-machines whose takeover of American civic and spiritual life will convince Americans that rebellion against the soulless inhumanity of corporate life will consist in buying products from corporations that do the best job of representing corporate life as empty and soulless. We'll have a tyranny of conformist nonconformity presided over by a symbolic outsider whose very election depended on our deep conviction that his persona is utter bullshit.
The Pale King David Foster Wallace, 2011