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Gangs of America The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

ISBN-10: 1576752607
ISBN-13: 9781576752609
Edition: 2003
Authors: Ted Nace
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Description: 'Gangs of America' traces the evolution of the corporation, one of the core institutions of the modern world. It ties political debates about multi-national trade agreements, financial scandals and scores of other specific issues into the narrative  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 281
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

'Gangs of America' traces the evolution of the corporation, one of the core institutions of the modern world. It ties political debates about multi-national trade agreements, financial scandals and scores of other specific issues into the narrative account.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How Did Corporations Get So Much Power? In which the author reads a poll, feels provoked and befuddled, and organizes his investigation
From Street Fights to Empire: The British roots of the American corporation (1267-1773)
The Ultimate Reality Show: The brutal history of the Virginia Company (1607-1624)
Why the Colonists Feared Corporations... In which the citizens of Boston demonstrate the use of the hatchet as an anti-monopoly device (1770-1773)
...And What They Did About It: How the framers of the American system restrained corporate power (1787-1850)
The Genius: The man who reinvented the corporation (1850-1880)
Superpowers: The corporation acquires nine powerful attributes (1860-1900)
The Judge: Stephen Field and the politics of personhood (1868-1885)
The Court Reporter: Who really decided the Supreme Court's most important corporate case? (1886)
The Lavender-Vested Turkey Gobbler: How a "majestic, super-eminent" lawyer deceived the Supreme Court (1883)
Survival of the Fittest: "People power" versus a social Darwinist agenda (1886-1937)
The Revolt of the Bosses: The new mobilization of corporate political power (1971-2002)
Speech = Money: Using the First Amendment to block campaign finance reform
Judicial Yoga: The tangled logic of corporate rights
Crime Wave: The roots of the scandals of 2002
Global Rule: How international trade agreements are creating new corporate rights
Fighting Back: A movement emerges to challenge corporate hegemony
Intelligent, Amoral, Evolving: The hazards of persistent dynamic entities
Supreme Court Decisions
The Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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