• Capitalism v. Democracy

  • Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution
  • By: Timothy Kuhner
  • Narrated by: James Romick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-26-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4.1 (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Capitalism v. Democracy offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, money is political speech, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics. Supreme Court opinions have dictated these conditions in the name of the Constitution, as though the Constitution itself required the privatization of democracy. Kuhner explores the reasons behind these opinions, reveals that they form a blueprint for free market democracy, and demonstrates that this design corrupts both politics and markets. He argues that nothing short of a constitutional amendment can set the necessary boundaries between capitalism and democracy.
©2014 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A must-read for anyone concerned with the health of American constitutional democracy, regardless of political inclinations." (Jefferson Powell, Duke University School of Law)
"All concerned with American democracy (which should be all of us) need to read this insightful book about political power at a time when money, and the corporations that possess it, have increasing influence." (Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine School of Law)
"This powerfully written work teaches us a fundamental lesson about American politics today: that the demand for reform is not partisan. From the Right and Left, Kuhner shows why the rules that corrupt both democracy and capitalism must change." (Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School)
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By Carl Howard on 04-16-15

Highly recommended

In general, extremely sound researcj and reasoning. A bit monotone-ish on the reading.

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By Staceghost on 03-02-15

An absolute must!

If you are like me, and trying to make a difference in the catastrophic course the U.S. Supreme Court has set us on, then this book and Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America are absolutely essential. This book breaks down the recent history of the Supreme Court steadily fixing the Constitution to the economic ideals which have led us into crisis after crisis.

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