Gangs of America

Gangs of America

The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

eBook - 2005
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The corporation has become the core institution of the modern world. Designed to seek profit and power, it has pursued both with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of law and even challenging the sovereign status of the state. Where did the corporation come from? How did it get so much power? What is its ultimate trajectory? After he sold his successful computer book publishing business to a large corporation, Ted Nace felt increasingly driven to find answers to these questions. In Gangs of America he details the rise of corporate power in America through a series of fascinating stories, each organized around a different facet of the central question: How did corporations get more rights than people? Beginning with the origin of the corporation in medieval Great Britain, Nace traces both the events that shaped the evolution of corporate power and the colorful personalities who played major roles. Gangs of America is a uniquely accessible synthesis of the latest scholarly research, a compelling historical narrative, and a distinctive personal voice.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781605097121
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 297 p.)


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Mar 27, 2013

Predatory jurisprudence, an unknown term to most people, but it is that form of law which whittles down our rights, liberties, freedoms and, most of all, opportunities! This book has grown even more important than when it was first published as President Obama seeks to legitimize the latest assault on the American citizenry: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and affiliated trade agreements! To understand how corporations became so all-powerful, second only to their owners, the banks, read this book!

Jan 26, 2013

One of the most important books any truly concerned citizen of America must read. Mr. Nace has thoroughly done his homework on this one; covers the most salient and deleterious points most succinctly and in an enlightening fashion. Must read for the majority. (After this, read the two books by the founders of that well-known financial rating service, Moody's: John Moody and his "The Masters of Capital" and "The Truth About the Trusts" --- the factoids you learn will blow you away!!!!!


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