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Description - Gangs of America by Ted Nace

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 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576753194
ISBN-10: 1576753190
Format: Paperback
(93mm x 61mm x 8mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ted Nace

Ted Nace is an author, entrepreneur, and activist. He has embarked on a personal exploration into the historical origins of the American corporation, seeking to integrate his experiences as both activist and businessman. This book is the result of that exploration.