The Resource Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back, (electronic resource)

Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back, (electronic resource)

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Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back
Title
Unequal protection
Title remainder
how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back
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Language
eng
Summary
Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal control of the media, unequal access to natural resources-corporations have gained these privileges and more by exploiting their legal status as persons. How did something so illogical and unjust become the law of the land? Americans have been struggling with the role of corporations since before the birth of the republic. As Thom Hartmann shows, the Boston Tea Party was actually a protest against the British East India Company-the first modern corporation. Unequal Protection tells the astonishing story of how, after decades of sensible limits on corporate power, an offhand, off-the-record comment by a Supreme Court justice led to the Fourteenth Amendment-originally passed to grant basic rights to freed slaves-becoming the justification for granting corporations the same rights as human beings. And Hartmann proposes specific legal remedies that will finally put an end to the bizarre farce of corporate personhood. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and features Hartmann's analysis of two recent Supreme Court cases, including Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which tossed out corporate campaign finance limits
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1951-
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Hartmann, Thom
Dewey number
306.340973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Corporation law
  • Industrial policy
  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Human rights
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781605098395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11282268
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MWT11282268
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Unequal protection : how corporations became "people"--and you can fight back, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781605098395
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11282268
Publisher number
MWT11282268
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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