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The Resource Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse ; with Melanie Wachtell Stinnett

Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse ; with Melanie Wachtell Stinnett

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Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy
Title
Captured
Title remainder
the corporate infiltration of American democracy
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse ; with Melanie Wachtell Stinnett
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eng
Summary
"In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide the first hands-on, comprehensive explanation of what's gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers. Captured reveals an original oversight by the Founders, and shows how and why corporate power has exploited that vulnerability: to strike fear in elected representatives who don't "get right" by threatening million-dollar "dark money" election attacks (a threat more effective and less expensive than the actual attack); to stack the judiciary--even the Supreme Court--in "business-friendly" ways; to "capture" the administrative agencies meant to regulate corporate behavior; to undermine the civil jury, the Constitution's last bastion for ordinary citizens; and to create a corporate "alternate reality" on public health and safety issues like climate change. Captured shows that in this centuries-long struggle between corporate power and individual liberty, we can and must take our American government back into our own hands"--
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1955-
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Whitehouse, Sheldon
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Harvey Levin Memorial Fund
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  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Democracy
  • Business and politics
  • Corporations
  • Democracy
  • United States
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Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse ; with Melanie Wachtell Stinnett
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-239) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Constitution's blind spot -- The growth of corporate power -- Where we are now -- What the corporate political machine wants: four short case studies -- The Powell memo and the corporate strategy -- Capture of the Court -- Capture of elections: Citizens United -- Capture of regulatory agencies -- Capture of the civil jury -- The denial machine -- Climate change and the "flies of summer" -- America's lamp in peril
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781620972076
Lccn
2016045845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026924957
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)945232375
Label
Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse ; with Melanie Wachtell Stinnett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Constitution's blind spot -- The growth of corporate power -- Where we are now -- What the corporate political machine wants: four short case studies -- The Powell memo and the corporate strategy -- Capture of the Court -- Capture of elections: Citizens United -- Capture of regulatory agencies -- Capture of the civil jury -- The denial machine -- Climate change and the "flies of summer" -- America's lamp in peril
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781620972076
Lccn
2016045845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026924957
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)945232375

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