June 04, 2020

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Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights

Author: Thom Hartmann

Purchase: Buy


Corporations rule the world, claims Thom Hartmann, and they are despoiling it for profit. He traces the historical friction between individual rights and the corporation, culminating in a landmark 1886 court case that altered the course of constitutional protection forever. Since then corporations have steadily acquired power, shifted an unfair share of the tax burden, taken control of the media, and co-opted the regulatory process for their own purposes, according to Hartmann. Hartmann cites examples of the absurd and frightening power: sterile streams and undrinkable water, poisonous neighborhoods, deathtrap trucks for an extra $2 in profit. To end the abuses, Hartmann calls for a grassroots revolution. He says its time to understand the true costs of our consumerist society, take back the government, and shift to a values-based economy. Pre-drafted legal templates encourage individuals to begin work at the local level.

For more information about this book, please visit www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/1605095591.html.

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