Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rightsby Thom Hartmann
Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal privacy, and unequal access to natural resources -- these and other inequalities are the effects of corporations winning the rights of persons while simultaneously having the legal protections to avoid the responsibilities that come with these rights. The largest transnational corporations fill a role that has historically been filled by kings. They control most of the world's wealth and exert power over the lives of most of the world's citizens. Their CEOs are unapproachable and live lives of nearly unimaginable wealth and luxury. This new feudalism was not what our founders envisioned for America. Thom Hartmann tells the startling and intriguing story that will forever change our understanding of American history and how to get back to a government of, by, and for the people. He proposes specific legal remedies that could truly save the world from political, economic, and ecological disaster.
“Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies.” Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism and The Ecology of Commerce
“Unequal Protection should be in the hands of every thinking American. If we do not awaken soon, democracy will be replaced by a new 'Third Reich' of corporate tyranny. To be aware of the danger is the responsibility of each of us. No one has told us the truth better than Thom Hartmann. Read it!” Gerry Spence, author of Give Me Liberty!
“Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research witj a brilliant sliterary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and reeadability of a great novel. I intended to take a first glance and then couldn't put it down.” David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule The World
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Meet the Author
Thom Hartmann is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books, an international relief worker and psychotherapist, a former business and marketing consultant, and the founder and former CEO of seven corporations that have generated over a quarter-billion dollars in revenue. The father of three grown children, he lives in central Vermont with his wife, Louise.
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