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Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"- and How You Can Fight Back
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Pub
Publication date June 14, 2010
Pages 376
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 rev exp
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781605095592
ISBN-10 1605095591
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $20.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

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.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781579546274
 
from Rodale Pr (October 1, 2002)
9781579546274 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Arguing that corporations control modern-day society, culture, politics, and economics, the author calls for an end to corporate abuses and for a rise of a movement to take back the government from business.
With Thom Hartmann | from St Martins Pr (October 1, 2002)
9789990047011 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Paperback
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With Thom Hartmann | 2 rev exp edition from Berrett-Koehler Pub (June 14, 2010); titled "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"- and How You Can Fight Back"
9781605095592 | details & prices | 376 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $20.95
About: NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED 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.
With Thom Hartmann | from Berrett-Koehler Pub (November 1, 2009)
9781605095714 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Was the Boston Tea Party the first WTO-style protest against transnational corporations?
Reprint edition from Rodale Pr (April 1, 2004)
9781579549558 | details & prices | 368 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Arguing that corporations control modern-day society, culture, politics, and economics, the author of The Prophet's Way calls for an end to corporate abuses and for a rise of a grassroots revolutionary movement to take back the government from business, shift to a values-based economy, and eliminate the consequences of a consumerist society.

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