There are plenty of books about corporate takeover, but the takeover in Ivyland is much less seamless than the one in, say, Super Sad True Love Story, and your treatment is far less winking. In Ivyland lawlessness trickles down from corporations to the people themselves.
I don’t necessarily think about it in terms of corporations, because I think we’re losing the distinction between a sovereign wealth fund and an independent intelligence agency — if you’re rich enough, you can start your own C.I.A. You’re having not international, but ultranational entities. And those have no rule of law.
Globalization means that capitalism wins. If that’s the case, then capital is all you need to be a functioning entity in the world. If you have a couple people and a billion dollars, there’s no limit to what you can do.