By Thom Hartmann
New version, REVISED AND up-to-date
Unequal taxes, unequal responsibility for crime, unequal effect, unequal keep watch over of the media, unequal entry to traditional resources—corporations have received those privileges and extra by means of exploiting their felony prestige as individuals. How did anything so illogical and unjust turn into the legislation of the land?
Americans were suffering from the position of enterprises seeing that earlier than the start of the republic. As Thom Hartmann indicates, the Boston Tea occasion used to be really a protest opposed to the British East India Company—the first glossy company. Unequal Protection tells the staggering tale of ways, after many years of good limits on company energy, an offhand, off-the-record remark through a perfect court docket justice resulted in the Fourteenth Amendment—originally handed to provide easy rights to freed slaves—becoming the justification for granting agencies an analogous rights as people. And Hartmann proposes particular felony treatments that would eventually positioned an finish to the weird farce of company personhood.
This new version has been completely up to date and lines Hartmann’s research of 2 fresh ideal lawsuits, together with Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which tossed out company crusade finance limits.