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

ISBN-10: 1576753190

ISBN-13: 9781576753194

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ted Nace

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'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.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Ted Nace is an author, entrepreneur, and activist. He has embarked on a personal exploration into the historical origins of the American corporation, seeking to integrate his experiences as both activist and businessman. This book is the result of that exploration.

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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