Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy (BK Currents) (2020)

Gangs of America The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy BK Currents From its roots in th century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom the modern corporation restless autonomous and self perpetuating has gained potency Designed to seek profit an
  • Title: Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy (BK Currents)
  • Author: Ted Nace
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From its roots in 17th century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom, the modern corporation restless, autonomous, and self perpetuating has gained potency Designed to seek profit and power, the corporation has pursued both objectives with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of the law and incurring destruction in its path Where did tFrom its roots in 17th century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom, the modern corporation restless, autonomous, and self perpetuating has gained potency Designed to seek profit and power, the corporation has pursued both objectives with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of the law and incurring destruction in its path Where did the corporation come from How did it get so much power What is its ultimate trajectory Considering the importance of such questions, it is surprisingly difficult to find answers Using cutting edge research from academic historians, sociologists, political scientists, and legal scholars, Gangs of America attempts to answer these questions in a unique, riveting narrative The book recounts the settlement of America by corporations, details the surprising impetus for the Revolutionary War, then traces the expansion of corporate rights onto the global stage culminating in an assessment of current struggles over such issues as media control and campaign finance reform Part of the BK Currents series, the book promotes positive social change.
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    One Reply to “Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy (BK Currents)”

    1. Very engaging, well written history of the development of corporations, particularly in America I got it from the library, but may try to pick up a used copy to own, as it s a great reference in the fight against the Frankenstein like creation of corporate personhood , which has steadily co opted the power of the government to the great detriment of We the People Reagan was wrong government isn t the problem the corporate takeover of the government is the problem.

    2. Details the rise of corporations from the 1300s and how various governments have sought to harness their power while limiting their dominance Nace takes us through US history where corporations free themselves from the bonds of regulation to emerge as eternal beings concentrating power at the expense of democracy Towards the end of the book Nace describes techniques used to control these constantly evolving entities This is an important read because if we don t stand up and demand our democracy [...]

    3. Amazing insights into the founding and growth of, as well as the history of public opinion regarding, corporations I repeatedly found myself astonished at the book s insights, those related to the creation and atrocities committed by the first corporations, the founding of the US and the impetus for the tea party, as well as the implications for the future.

    4. Tremendous a must read for anyone interested in corporate personhood and how it came about I really learned a lot of valuable history here.

    5. A really great book First chapters I was a little bit confused about the level of detail too detailed for me american history and justice , but I have stuck with the book The book is comprehensive description about the corporate rights, how they appear, where they appear and so why the corporates have now so much power over the globe Many sources, many citations History Typically a baker would have to go to work sometime between 8 00 p.m and midnight He would work all night, returning home at ar [...]

    6. I m writing one review of two books, from opposite sides of the political divide I was finishing the paperback Gangs of America and listening to an audio download of Drain the Swamp at about the same time This isn t a see both sides of the story recommendation It s put the pieces together and see how they fit.Gangs of America is a history of American corporations, and their changing status and rights I must admit I was ignorant of most of this, although aware of the corporate influence on lawma [...]

    7. This book is a very thorough history of corporations from before the American Revolution to the present As someone who gave birth to a corporation himself, the author has an interesting perspective on how corporations take on a life of their own The book covers key turning points in history where corporations obtained new rights, some of which seemed pretty innocuous at the time, which enabled them to become the dominant force in our society today It also compares the difference between corporat [...]

    8. Important research, frank and forthright interpretation of historical processes in regard to the rising power of corporations, which by now in several instances possess economic, organisational and legal power than nation states It is so clear and concise that one wonders how come there aren t political and consumer organisations in the streets all over the globe, to force corporations to take ethical responsibility for the upholding of the planet I also wonder why there s so little critique of [...]

    9. History of the corporation in America and its power Engaging, and short, this is worth reading over a couple of days The author has interesting statistics and side stories mixed in to keep the work flowing Among the most interesting tidbits, the written case law that gives corporations person status in 1863 was a footnote written by the court reporter.

    10. For those fascinated by OccupyWallStreet, you have to read this An outstanding book I had to update my review in hopes that people would see it An excellent history of the corporation in the U.S and the long term danger of corporate power A must read

    11. This reveals how corporations came to be in this country.What surprised me most was that corporate capitalism is extremely anti American, fundamentally and philosophically.I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the real history of this country.

    12. If you want to know how the corporatocracy obtained the absolute chokehold it has on the US, then look no further than Nace s highly informative book Here you will read about how corporations became people, and now have rights than the carbon based kind Excellent read, highly recommended.

    13. Great review of corporate history with useful charts comparing human rights to corporate rights easy to read style Striking similarities to DUHC rhetoric, but which came first I am not sure

    14. Really really important to grasp how corporations have collected their power Good analysis and historical overview A must read for any citizen and any investor, for that matter.

    15. Loved it The history was a great way to get a sense of the relationship between corps and the forces which keep them in check and to imagine different ways that that relationship could work.

    16. available for free at gangsofamericaexcellent read esp if you like to learn about legal precedent for things and, I mean, who doesn t

    17. This book could be in the People s History of series it s a good, interesting read The author originally founded Peachpit Press.

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