Gangs of America The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy
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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 account.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2003
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|About the Author|