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Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and… (edition 2012)

by Jeffrey D. Clements, Bill Moyers (Foreword)

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Title:Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It
Authors:Jeffrey D. Clements
Other authors:Bill Moyers (Foreword)
Info:Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2012), Paperback, 240 pages
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Tags:Economics, Capitalism, Corporations

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Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It by Jeffrey D. Clements

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ntroduction: what's at stake --American democracy works, and corporations fight back --Corporations are not people; and they make lousy parents --If corporations are not people, what are they? --Corporations don't vote; they don't have to --Did corporate power destroy the working American economy? --Corporations can't love --Restoring democracy and republican government.
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The January 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision marked a culminating victory for the legal doctrine of corporate personhood. Corporations, as legal persons, are now entitled to exercise their alleged free-speech rights in the form of campaign spending, effectively enabling corporate domination of the electoral process.Jeffrey Clements uncovers the roots, expansion, and far-reaching effects of the strange and destructive idea, which flies in the face of not only all common sense but, Clements shows, most of American legal history, from 1787 to the 1970s.… (more)

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