“Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It.” [Book]

If you believe corporate personhood is a threat to democracy, then “Corporations Are Not People” is a must-read book. (Truthout also strongly recommends Thom Hartmann’s “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People — and How You Can Fight Back.”)

Although Citizens United is generally considered the most recent apogee of the expanding legal concept of corporate personhood, it was – on a more focused level – a case about campaign financing. What the ruling did was nullify a section of the McCain-Feingold election financing reform law. In overturning a District of Columbia federal court ruling, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates of corporate, union and Super PAC expenditures in elections as “third parties.”

“Corporations Are Not People,” however, covers the full range of harmful implications of corporations being enshrined with the legal protection afforded individual US citizens. It also offers solutions to reversing corporate governance, stopping how they benefit financially from the concept and how they use legal protections through “corporate personhood.”

Source: https://members.truth-out.org/bgift70-gift/choose-type-donation, 29 February 2012,

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