UPDATE: Great to see the interest in this issue, and in winning republican democracy back for America- this except of my book is one of the most read/most emailed stories on AlterNet! I hope you’ll check it out.
The real history of today’s excessive corporate power starts with a tobacco lawyer appointed to the Supreme Court.
December 6, 2011 |
1973 Supreme Court
In 1971, Lewis Powell, a mild-mannered, courtly, and shrewd corporate lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, soon to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court, wrote a memorandum to his client, the United States Chamber of Commerce. He outlined a critique and a plan that changed America.
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