"The People's Business goes directly to the central political and economic issue of our times. It is a book that deserves, even demands, the attention of every American regardless of their political views or values. This is a debate that must be revisited—and soon, or the survival of our republic is most certainly in jeopardy."
—Robert W. McChesney, author of The Problem of the Media
"The ultimate post-Enron citizens’ guide to a better world. This book offers the vision and the practical tools to liberate ourselves from our tragic state of corporate occupation." —Charles Derber, Professor of Sociology, Boston College and author of Corporation Nation and Regime Change Begins at Home
“When the time comes—and it really will—that we Americans mobilize to take back our democracy and rein in corporate excess and abuse, this book will be there for us as our road map!”
—Frances Fox Piven, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, City University of New York Graduate Center, author of Why American Still Don’t Vote and The War at Home
"This is a comprehensive, readable compilation of governance experience and wisdom that provides new insights. It is one of a handful of books that people interested in the relationship of corporations to society should have at hand."
—Robert A.G. Monks, publisher and author of New Global Investors, Power and Accountability
Chapter 1: Reclaiming the Public Purpose of the Corporation
Chapter 2: Challenging the Corporate Claim to Constitutional Rights
Chapter 3: Fixing the Gears of Corporate Governance
Chapter 4: Freeing Markets from Corporate Control
Chapter 5: Cracking Down on Corporate Crime
Chapter 6: Saving our Democracy from a Corporate Takeover
Conclusion: Building the Movement to Challenge Corporate Power