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The Rise of the American Corporate Security State by Beatrice Edwards

The Rise of the American Corporate Security State

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The Rise of the American Corporate Security State by Beatrice Edwards
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Apr 14, 2014 | ISBN 9781626561946

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“Bea Edwards has written a vital book about the ridiculously cozy relationship between corporate wealth and government power and how it only seems to be getting worse. It's up to the rest of us now to do something about it.”
—William Cohan, New York Times and Financial Times reporter and author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

“A must-read for those who love this country and wish to preserve its fast-fading democracy. Edwards is an extraordinary writer who brilliantly captures the essence of what whistleblowers such as Snowden have sacrificed their careers and jeopardized their personal liberties to convey to each of us. This book has arrived just in time if—and only if—those who are moved by it take concerted practical actions to reverse the silent coup that we suffered in 2001.”
—Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation

Table Of Contents

Foreword
Preface
PART I: THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
Chapter 1: The Government-Corporate Complex: What It Knows About You
Reason to be afraid #1: Average citizens are subject to ever-expanding surveillance and data collection by the government-corporate complex.
Chapter 2: Official Secrets: Absolute Control
Reason to be afraid #2: Control of information by the government-corporate complex is expanding.
Chapter 3: The Constitution Intact; The Bill of Rights Annulled
Reason to be afraid #3: Rights guaranteed by Constitutional Amendments are becoming irrelevant. Reporting a crime may be a crime and informing the public of the truth is treason.
PART II: THE CORPORATE SECURITY COMPLEX
Chapter 4: Zombie Law: The Corporate Security Campaign That Will Not Die
Reason to be afraid #4: The government-corporate surveillance complex is consolidating. What has been a confidential but informal collaboration now seeks to legalize its special status.
Chapter 5: Financial Reform: Dead on Arrival
Reason to be afraid #5: Financial reforms enacted after the crisis are inoperable and ineffective because of inadequate investigations and intensive corporate lobbying.
Chapter 6: Prosecution Deferred: Justice Denied
Reason to be Afraid #6: Systemic corruption and a fundamental conflict of interest are driving us toward the precipice of new economic crises.
Chapter 7: The New Regime
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
About GAP

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