Cover image for Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back
Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back
Hartmann, Thom, 1951-
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Second edition, revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, [2010]

Physical Description:
viii, 376 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Previous ed.: Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale, 2002.
Introduction. The battle to save democracy -- Pt. I, Corporations take over. The deciding moment? ; The corporate conquest of America -- Pt. II, From the birth of American democracy through the birth of corporate personhood. Banding together for the common good ; The Boston tea party revealed ; Jefferson versus the corporate aristocracy ; The early role of corporations in America ; The people's masters ; Corporations go global ; The court takes the presidency ; Protecting corporate liars ; Corporate control of politics -- Pt. III, Unequal consequences. Unequal uses for the Bill of rights ; Unequal regulation ; Unequal protection from risk ; Unequal taxes ; Unequal responsibility for crime ; Unequal privacy ; Unequal citizenship and access to the commons ; Unequal wealth ; Unequal trade ; Unequal media ; Unequal influence -- Pt. IV, Restoring personhood to people. Capitalists and Americans speak out for community ; End corporate personhood ; A new entrepreneurial boom ; A democratic marketplace ; Restoring government of, by, and for the people.
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