The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy

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More than ever before, large corporations wield an unjustifiably excessive influence over every aspect of life - economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental - feeding a rabid consumer culture that harms the environment, undermines a shared sense of national prosperity, and threatens ideals of a citizen-powered democracy. A lively and engaging mandate to fight back against corporate dominance, The People's Business examines the very nature of corporate power, presenting a range of strategies to curtail it, and explaining how ordinary people can restore citizen control. Bringing together a coalition of leading authors, activists, scholars, and professionals, this book serves as a vital, clearheaded plan for strengthening individual rights, transforming corporations into engines of public prosperity, and creating a sustainable, life-respecting society where the people have the power. The book features an introduction by Ralph Nader.

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Lee Drutman is the former Communications Director at Citizen Works (www.citizenworks.org), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Ralph Nader to advance justice by strengthening citizen participation in power. Charlie Cray is a policy analyst and the director of the Center for Corporate Policy in Washington, D.C.

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"A book that deserves, even demands, the attention of every American regardless of their political views or values." -- Robert W. McChesney, author of The Problem of the Media

"The authors performed an enormous service by providing an encyclopedia of corporate reform literature and proposals over the last decade." -- Larry Mitchell, author of Corporate Irresponsibility

"This book offers the vision and the practical tools to liberate ourselves from our tragic state of corporate occupation." -- Charles Derber, author of Corporation Nation and Regime Change Begins At Home

"When we Americans mobilize to take back our democracy... this book will be our road map!" -- Frances Fox Piven, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, City University of New York Graduate Center

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